Am I an Evil Capitalist?
News headlines: Earthquake and Tsunami in the Pacific region. Heard it on the news yesterday, half-heard it again today (just this minute checked – it seems there’s been another earthquake, bigger disaster than yesterday’s).
My reaction? Well, “will this affect my asia-pacific investments?” did cross my mind. Oops! In my defence, it only crossed my mind about 24 hours after I first heard the news, and I haven’t checked my portfolio since thinking it. And (barring the vanishingly unlikely event that it had hit my brother and sister-in-law in NZ without my having heard about it), this is my only link to the region.
But ultimately, this is surely the reaction of an Evil Capitalist!
I shall have to atone the Evil Capitalist way, with a contribution when the charity appeals come round. Having received a small bonus in my August pay-packet, I had already budgeted that for charitable contributions, and this looks like a candidate for a Deserving Cause.