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It's nice to know there are still unreconstructed idealists in the world
This chap's trying to raise $3m or so, a couple of dollars at a time, so that he can endow a foundation, and give the interest away to people who can't quite manage this month. His plan is to avoid bureaucracy by not giving away large sums, and not fretting about some of the people being dishonest. He gets requests, and pays bills, provides furniture, or even occasionally sends cash.

He'd like everyone -- or at least, a great many people -- to give him $1.50 or $2.00. I considered whether I could forgo one of my lattes tomorrow. The answer turned out to be no, but I gave him a little money anyway.