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Rise-ing Towards Peak Hypocrisy

Bono and Bill McGlashan at Davos (CNBC screenshot)

Wow. Just, wow:


Read the whole thread on Twitter. It’s about how one of the indicted people is a super-rich do-gooder named Bill McGlashan, who started an investment fund with Bono, dedicated to throwing investment capital behind good causes. More about McGlashan and his role in the bribery scandal here. Giridharadas writes:

McGlashan even agreed to a ruse in which the scammers would photoshop an image of his son onto the head of an athlete, to make colleges think that the boy was good at sports. If you read this story, you’ll read that McGlashan was recorded by the FBI telling the scam-runner how much all this needed to be kept away from his son. The boy was not to know how his Daddy was rigging the system for him. He had to believe that he made it to college on his own. Excerpt:

McGLASHAN: Now does he, here’s the only question, does he know? Is there a way to do it in a way that he doesn’t know that happened?

CW-1: Oh yeah. Oh he–


Several times he does this.

Here’s a link to The Rise Fund, the “social-impact” investment fund he started with Bono and others. 



about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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