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Those are the words of the late Bernard Rapoport, long-time friend and financial supporter of Bill Moyers.   Those of you who listen(ed) to Moyers would often hear the thanks to funders, which would end with "Bernard and Audre Rapoport" - they did it directly, not through a foundation.

The Rapoports were engaged the day after they met.

They became very wealthy.

They sold the insurance company they cofounded for half a billion dollars.

They tried to give away their wealth

except for an uncanny ability to make money faster than he could dispose of it.
I am quoting from the transcript of the video essay Moyers offered on behalf of his friend, doing things like this:
He and Audre gave millions to help low-income children in Waco, the heart of Texas, where they lived modestly and where he died. Millions more to our beloved alma mater, the University of Texas; supported progressive causes and politicians, civil rights and voting rights, arts and culture, and social justice across the country and in Israel – from an eye clinic serving predominately Arab patients, and a high school for children of Israeli families who wanted to co-exist with Palestinians.
Rapoport also supported Mollie Ivins and The Texas Observer.

Moyers described Rapoport as a capitalist with a conscience. They can and do exist.

He titled his essay "Capitalism With a Conscience."

Follow the link, which I repeat here to read the transcript and/or watch the video.

You will be glad you did.

Rapoport was man worth far more than Mitt Romney - that is NOT a reference to their comparative wealth, but rather to his commitment to humanity.


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