Bill Gates: End-of-Life Care vs. Saving Teachers’ Jobs

February 23, 2024 in News by RBN Staff


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Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates examines the impact that the misallocation of healthcare funds has on the education system. He pins some of the blame on excessive end-of-life care, asking whether extending life by three months is worth laying off three teachers.

An Afternoon of Conversation engages big thinkers and doers in serious discussion about their work and the future. This conversation features Bill Gates and Walter Isaacson. – Aspen Institute

William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft had revenues of US$39.79 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2005, and employs more than 61,000 people in 102 countries and regions.

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003) and of Kissinger: A Biography (1992) and is the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). His biography of Albert Einstein – Einstein: His Life and Universe – was released in April 2007.