Dealbreaker’s comment on my Contribute
column on Steve Schwarzman‘s philanthropy (or lack thereof) bears repeating: “Anyone with as much money as Schwarzman has is no doubt besieged by charity racketeers seeking to exploit feelings of charitable obligation to fund their favored causes. To stand up against this horde, to refuse to seek public approval lavished upon the likes of Warren Buffett, to turn a deaf ear on the mockery from media types like Gross, to resist the temptation to attempt to buy a VIP ticket through the pearly gates… well, it strikes me as heroic. But then again, maybe he’s just cheap. (image from