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Well-paid young Seattle techie prefers giving to riches

Jessan Hutchison-Quillian, a young Google engineer in Seattle, uses his time and money to fight poverty and income inequality.
Mar 12th, 2014 - The Seattle Times
When Jessan Hutchison-Quillian asked what I intended to say about him, I joked that I’d say he was trying to upturn the social order and that it was all the fault of his moms. Actually, that’s really close to the truth.
Hutchison-Quillian, 27, wants this to be a more just and generous society. Achieving that can require some revolutionary action, and it’s true that his upbringing helped shape his values.
What drew my attention to him is this: He graduated from the...

The inspiration behind the billionaire pledge: Bolder Giving

Aug 12th, 2010 - The Seattle Times
How much money is enough? Is a system that produces so many billionaires a fair one? Is it a good idea to ask billionaires to contribute their fortunes to charity? If they do, are the results going to be positive?
So far, 40 billionaires have responded to the challenge by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates to donate at least half of their money to philanthropy. But "The Giving Pledge" has also inspired some deeper questions about the role of wealth in society....

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2 News Items from The Seattle Times