"Bill Gates", Newsweek Febraury 4, 2002

published in Newsweek March 11, 2002, p. 10

I found your cover story on Bill Gates’s $24 billion give-away profoundly shocking. The fact that a single person can own as much money is revolting and immoral. That he gives some of his money away is only justice and smacks of a clever cleanup operation after his innumerable problems with the US Justice Department and after having been recently condemned in France (oh, so little, half a million bucks – he appealed - for fraudulently including a program into one of Microsoft’s bundles).

With so much wealth it is not surprising that he inspires jealousy. And then a certain president asks "Why do they hate us? We are good!" Your story is the answer.

Wilhelm Guschlbauer Ph.D., Bures-sur-Yvette (France)