On 8 January 2021, maverick genius Elon Musk tweeted for critical feedback on how to spend his fortune. (He is now officially the richest man in the world, with a record-breaking $188.5bn as of 7 January 2021.)
Btw, critical feedback is always super appreciated, as well as ways to donate money that really make a difference (way harder than it seems)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 8, 2021
While we all might argue that a holiday at the Montpelier Plantation Inn would make a difference to us, perhaps that’s not what Elon Musk had in mind.
So what would fulfil the Musk criteria?
The key is his aside that making a difference through money is ‘way harder than it seems’.
My late husband, Charles, would have argued that Foreign Aid was an example of just that. Or, as he paraphrased it, a case of poor people in rich countries giving money to rich people in poor countries.
Here’s my first suggestion, based on Elon Musk’s reputation as a freethinker.
Now that free speech is increasingly under attack in the liberal West, why not support Toby Young’s Free Speech Union (www.freespeechunion.org).
I am sure that gold membership would be thrown in for free.