Thursday, March 23, 2017

An obituary

What the deceased may well have taken the most joy in.
David Rockefeller was in at the conception of many other things — Manhattan property deals including the sites for the United Nations, and the former Twin Towers; the foundation of the Trilateral Commission, and so forth. It’s all in the obituaries somewhere. But these were mere flexings of money and power. The discovery and entrapment of a new beetle throws all such accomplishments into the shade, and makes the life of a plutocrat worth living.

1 comment:

Ann Hammon said...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweeted that he gave the rough equivalent of $24,000 a day to science. (I don't tweet, but saw it on FB) What a gift.