Bono: all capitalism amoral except his
U2 frontman Bono addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday and stated that:
“You know, capitalism is not immoral — it’s amoral. It requires our instruction.”
He then proceeded to instruct them on how to donate to his charity, One, and purchase overpriced tickets to see his band play live. These actions would ensure they used their money in the correct way and held the moral higher ground in any argument.
“Capitalism has taken more people out of poverty than any other ‘ism,’” Bono stated, “look at me with all my stuff – I’m no longer that poor little Irish boy.”
However, Bono added a note of caution to the panel that included Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, “but it is a wild beast and if not tamed it can chew up a lot of people along the way.”
This, he explained, was the reason why he made use of tax avoidance schemes to ensure that the tax of capitalism didn’t chew him up.
Reporter: John Spencer aka Not the Bible