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"If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system."

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@elsander "Between them, they have significantly more money than several European states — such as Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia or Slovenia. If you had €3,000 in your bank account right now and you donated a tenner to the restoration effort, you'd be giving proportionally the same amount as these two."

@charlag @elsander you'd be giving more actually, because they can claim 60% (and maybe 90% if they can have their way, and they'll probably will) of it as tax credit

You and I have no use for a 60M€ tax credit, but they sure do

@elsander The problem is, it wouldn't be sustainable. If those people are living in corrupt countries, it'd be a waste of money eventually. It needs to be something that lasts.

@trinsec
Yes but as the quote said, it's a matter of will and system.

@elsander But in the scale of the world, it's not depending on the will of those few rich people in this case. I agree though, they could do more of an effort in their own country at the very least. Otoh, the ND is a part of human history, we have to cherish those too I suppose, otherwise we're just people without a past.

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