And this from Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post: Rubber Ducky Award: Bill Gates
"The Rubber Ducky Award for Returning to the True Path goes to Bill Gates, who in his youth strayed from the family business – population control and reproductive health – to start something called Microsoft. Eventually, his mother convinced him he was wasting his time playing with bits and bytes when he could be making a real difference in people’s lives.
“The issue that really grabbed me as urgent were issues related to population, reproductive health,” Gates explained in a PBS interview on why he left Microsoft. Gates is inspired by his parents’ volunteerism– his father headed Planned Parenthood.
To avert environmental catastrophe from overpopulation — a centuries-old science alarm — Gates plans to reduce the global population by 10% to 15%, or about one billion people through reforms including reproductive health (abortion) and “the Death Panel.” “You’re not supposed to have that discussion,” he says but “is spending a million dollars on that last three months of life for that patient, would it be better not to lay off those 10 teachers?”"
If that kind of "volunteerism" doesn't send a chill down your spine, nothing will.