Originally Posted by cloudgazer
I never said that people were evil and greedy, I said that corporations cannot be philanthropic. Corporations are not people
. People who work for corporations can be philanthropes, and people who own corporations or large stakes can be philanthropes. But corporations cannot be.
Actually, that's not quite true
. But I admit we're kinda talking past each other here, and I also admit that I'm kinda splitting hairs (just for fun though!!)
I think I was responding more to the tone of your comment than anything else. I'm not a fan of cynicism*. By which, I mean, I don't think it's appropriate to make negative assumptions about a company or individual. You said, "If Apple's owners want to donate they can easily do so themselves." To which, I provided a link showing them doing just that.
* Though I do believe that it's very important to call a company to task for bad/harmful behavior.
Also, apparently, if you're a charity in Australia or New Zealand (I couldn't find a similar page for other countries, though I didn't do an exhaustive searchbecause I'm lazy.
), and you want support from Apple, you can ask for it