So Farcebook founder Mark Suckerberg has donated $100m to charity, in the week an apparently unflattering film about him is released. Anyone here a little bit cynical?
Anyway, The Observer Panel (sadly not available online, otherwise you know I'd link to it) has been asked the question;
Is Charity apparently motivated by PR less worthy?
Responses are interesting.
First Panellist, an Observer editor, says that humans like making a fuss over something we're proud of, so what? Yes, all human beings are egotists - we know that.
Second Panellist, a Barrister (the law variety, not the coffee maker), says does it matter? The poor don't care where the money comes from. Very true.
Third Panellist, a Theologian (no falling asleep at the back), is not saying they are less worthy. Just that they may well be motivated by showing the world how generous they are.
Now, discuss amongst yourselves - preferably in the comments.