Feb 182016

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the social media platform Facebook, has announced he will give away most of his fortune. Neil and Sophie talk about robber barons, industrialization in America, and what it takes to be a modern-day philanthropist.



Vocabulary and definitions

pledged – made a serious promise
philanthropy – helping others, especially by giving large amounts of money to good causes
well off – wealthy
human potential – people’s ability to develop or achieve things
equality – (in this context) a situation where all children are equal with the same rights and opportunities as each other
unethical – morally wrong
ruthless – cruel
average Joe – ordinary person
donating – giving
a tidy sum – a large number

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