Wise words from an astute man. Donations only compund poverty by supressing intellectual growth and stealing anothers initiative and by perpetuating sloth and laziness. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070412/ap_on_bi_ge/mexico_second_richest_man Slim, who owns Mexico's dominant phone company and has holdings throughout Latin America, said his vision of a businessman's role in the world is at odds with that of Buffett, who announced last year he would donate $1.5 billion every year to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "It's very interesting, because he leaves those who are running his affairs the responsibility of being very profitable," Slim said of Buffett. "If they're inefficient or don't get real-term returns, they're not going to be running anything." "Our concept is more to accomplish and solve things, rather than giving â that is, not going around like Santa Claus," Slim said. "Poverty isn't solved with donations."