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Comment 4 by Mark Ribbands :

I think the luckiest people in this story are not the countless students who will benefit, but the donors themselves. To be in a position to be able to drop £75M on a favourite project must feel pretty good. What a lovely use of wealth.

I hope the donors keep tabs on what happens to the cash, or at least make contractual stipulations about investment decisions, so there’s no chance of incompetence or greed on the part of the University or their bankers resulting the lot being blown in a generation. It’s very difficult to know what to do with cash these days.

ps. Can you really have degrees of uniqueness? I thought uniqueness was a uniquely digital concept. :)

The entropy most usually displays high degrees of resultant vectors that could be classified "cynical". Bankers, given the responsibility to bail out the whole, side shift the funds to personal priorities as a golden rule. I think you are suggesting the hope that the same cynicism will not launder the above situation on par with this. In many respects, the "redistribution of free will" granted by this donation, is a randomly selected action, judged to be worthwhile by the free will of Mr Moritz and his penchant with being able to wonder "Where do you go to my lovely?";-)

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:12:16 UTC | #949037