|Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 12):|
When you look at his wealth, which is juxtaposed against the oppressive poverty all across Mexico... hopefully he follows in the steps of other super-wealthy individuals.
I think there is a bit of unfairness here. I don't want to cast aspersions, but the fact that the world's richest person is now a Mexican seems to somehow allow for discrediting of the guy. For sure, I don't think everything he has ever done (Slim), is squeaky clean. I'm not naive, but to get to the position he is in he must have done some things right.
The argument could be made that for the amount of billonaires and trully wealthy people in the United States, the number of people in poverty, with no health insurance, and middle class people living on tight budgets is also unnaceptable. Just as Mexico having the world's richest person might seem 'unnaceptable'. But it's capitalism, a system I believe in, but a system which I know also is rather flawed in bringing ultimate dignity to all.
So Slim is really rich and many people in Mexico are poor. I hope this new spotlight on him will bring the guy to really give back. That's something we can all agree upon.