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  •  You gotta understand something about Bill Gates (5+ / 0-)

    He's about halfway up the Asperger's/autism spectrum.  He's matured and become self-aware enough that it's no longer obvious when you look at him; he doesn't rock back and forth when he talks in public like he used to, at least in private.  One of the ways this manifests itself is a lack of compassion; it's not that he's evil (even if with Gates at the helm Microsoft has at times seemed evil) but in him, this social-supercomputer process by which we think of another human being in a certain situation and being able to discern how that person would feel and make a moral/ethical/value judgment on whether or not that situation is "good" or "bad" is at least a little broken.  So the things Gates does, both in business and in his philanthropy, can often be well-meaning but "evil-adjacent," for lack of a better term.

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