Political Gabfest bonus segment: Mark Zuckerberg’s $45 billion pledge.

Charity or a Celebrity Challenge? The Political Gabfest on Zuckerburg’s $45 Billion Move.

Charity or a Celebrity Challenge? The Political Gabfest on Zuckerburg’s $45 Billion Move.

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Dec. 7 2015 12:47 PM
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The “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus Segment

The Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”

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This week on the Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares within his lifetime.

Is this truly a massive donation to public good? Will Zuckerberg’s billion-dollar birthday gift inspire celebrities in Silicon Valley to do the same? Or is his investment in an LLC less about charity and more about capitalistic gains?

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