Calling Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

Posted in News on 05/02/21

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.)

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 (

I am sure that gold membership would be thrown in for free.

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