Philanthropy etymologically means “the love of love in the sense of caring for, nourishing, developing, or enhancing; humanity in the sense of “what it is to be human,” or “human potential.”

here we have wall street. here we have a billionaire as mayor. here we have 47,136 sheltered homeless and roughly 3000 unsheltered homeless. here we have the most expensive retail rental space in the world (fifth ave) and a minimum wage at $7.25 that keeps people well below poverty level.

here we have a mayor who, on his webpage mikebloomberg.com, has three headings: entrepreneur, mayor and philanthropist.

yes, mike bloomberg calls himself a philanthropist.

i wish mike bloomberg, as mayor would take some of his ” love for humanity”  to enact some deep rooted changes to how this city works, to how one population of this city lives so differently from the other. i wish mike bloomberg, as mayor, would create real changes that are far reaching and lasting.

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