Reference “Billionaires in space are wasting money and resources”(July 20): Why condemn these space flights? Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson both financed their flights privately. Why does the letter writer have a problem? How they spend their money is up to them, no one else should tell anyone how to spend their money. Does the author seriously believe that these men are not giving generously to many organizations? The most important words are “their money”.
The letter writer sharply criticizes a billionaire’s life choice because it is inconsistent with his personal ideology, disparagingly describes the billionaire as self-centered, and fails to see the irony of his use of the word arrogance.
Most recently, I knew that people could spend their money whatever they wanted, including “self-centered” billionaires. No external approval required.
If there was only one way for the uninformed to check with you prior to a spending effort, Jeff Bezos might have done so.
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