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Another case of chasing money souring and corrupting everything. It is impossible to ask people to walk straight when the ‘get richer quicker schemes” are a way of life around us. Truth and money don’t get along. If money – wealth – is the barometer of success, we should no longer be surprised as why the field of politics has always been a mere circus.

When money equates to success, then embellishing reality is tempting. As a matter of fact, lying enriches way faster. Let’s make a test and tomorrow at work, tell everybody what you really think. Chance are that you will lose your job. Truth is antagonistic to wealth accumulation. Many people think they know the truth but anybody thinking that money makes the world go round is wrong. The world’ structure is designed to reward money creation and wealth accumulation, so those who cannot compete fast enough find themselves inherently imprisoned by the structure. Letting go the system instead is the only way to fix it.

Greed is not only seeking wealth accumulation but control, using precisely money as a tool for control. Although many go after money to spend it and feel free(er) to do what they want, they are not buying their freedom. Far to the contrary. Those people just fuel more greed at the top. This is why our culture has become addicted to money. We tend to exploit one another if allowing money to rule all exchanges. We have become commodities….

Big charities should stop worrying about signing up celebrity patrons,  and instead focus “on the people they were set up to help”, the outgoing  head of the charity regulator says today. In one of his final public interventions before he stands down  as longstanding chairman of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross  urged charities to drop their obsessions with the next large public  service contract and consider their beneficiaries. Writing for the Telegraph, he said: “I worry that too many  large charities are too focused on chasing the next public service  contract, or a bigger fundraising return, or a celebrity patron.  Measuring their success simply in terms of growth. “That is not good enough. Charities, small and large, should be  lean and agile, focusing on the people they were set up to help – as  well as respecting their donors. “They should question their very existence as often as  practically possible: are we making a big enough difference, are others  doing what we do more effectively? “It would be wrong – and unlawful – for the Commission as  regulator to force ineffective charities to wind up or merge. It is for  trustees, not civil servants, constantly to ask difficult questions  about their charities’ effectiveness, and to draw brave conclusions.”‘  Read more: charities are too obsessed with ‘chasing celebrity patrons’ rather than helping people, warns official regulator 

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