Winklevoss patents technology and business process to let donors manage gifts. How generous of Winklevoss! Why does giving attract these people? Don't they understand the commons? The spirit of thing? "Let's corner the market on giving." Great attitude. May Dante have the last word. (He's the guy collects Debts for the Holy Spirit.)
On the other hand, I may just be grouchy because I didn't think of it myself. I can see this Donor Managed Investment Account being very popular with both donors and the advisors who "control the case." Charities may have nothing to lose and something to gain from providing these donor friendly vehicles. Somebody is going to make a lot of money off this - so, hey, its a "win/win" situation, right? I just wish that the spirit of giving could figure a little higher in the overall scheme of things. Should we rejoice that we may soon have a billionaire who made his money off others folks gifts? Why not. This is America. But I do hope that some of that giving goes to develop a little more heart and little more soul in this wasteland of commercialism, I mean, Utopia.