U.N. Challenges Elon Musk To Give $6B To Solve World Hunger; Says He’ll Do It If They Are Transparent About The Money
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was recently challenged by the director of the United Nations’ World Food Program to donate $6 billion toward ending the crisis of world hunger, which he said he’d do if the U.N. would truly be transparent about how the cash is spent.
Musk’s net work skyrocketed by $36 billion after the Tesla company surpassed $1 trillion in market valuation thanks to a big deal made with rental car company Hertz.
During an interview with the folks over at fake news central, also known as CNN, David Beasley, the director for the World Food Program, called on Musk to “step up now, on a one-time basis,” by donating “$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them.”
On Twitter, artificial intelligence expert Eli David noted that the World Food Program already raised $8.4 billion last year: “How come it didn’t ‘solve world hunger’?”
“If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it,” Musk stated in response to the challenge made by Beasley, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
“Open source accounting? A terrible idea,” David went on to say in his reply to Musk. “The public will see that most of the money is wasted on bureaucracy and incompetence.”
“I can assure you that we have the systems in place for transparency and open source accounting,” responded the director of the program. “Your team can review and work with us to be totally confident of such.”
Beasley followed up on the thread to explain that CNN’s headline — “2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger” — was inaccurate. “$6B will not solve world hunger, but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation.”
“With your help we can bring hope, build stability and change the future,” he went on to add. “Let’s talk: It isn’t as complicated as Falcon Heavy, but too much at stake to not at least have a conversation. I can be on the next flight to you. Throw me out if you don’t like what you hear!”
“Please publish your current & proposed spending in detail so people can see exactly where money goes. Sunlight is a wonderful thing,” Musk said back.
The United Nations — which includes China, Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia as members of its Human Rights Council — is frequently criticized for bureaucratic inefficiency and engagement in political activism.
We all know that the money wouldn’t go to feed people. It would line the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats who are in public service not to make life better for people suffering, but to make themselves wealthy, which is exactly what they’d do with Musk’s money.