Comments on: How a Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt is like a private equity deal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ex-fungi http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47544 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:06:53 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22179#comment-47544 sic sic

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By: ex-fungi http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47543 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:05:09 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22179#comment-47543 Exactly–the genious is in the details.
Thanks Felix.
Simple and direct analysis is something Reuters seems to have lost in the divine pyschic intelligence of its opinion writers

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By: Setty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47507 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 04:23:14 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22179#comment-47507 I’m curious what you think about my latest fixation. I’m convinced that it would be best for everyone if charitable donations were no longer tax-deductible. If people want to donate to charity, they should. If they want to put on scavenger hunts, they should. If people are donating money to charity, with no tax benefit, then they will be a lot more concerned about results. And less likely to dodge taxes while doing things they want to do anyway, like go to fancy society dinners or scavenger hunts.

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By: billyjoerob http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47503 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:49:41 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22179#comment-47503 Wow . . . of all the “Who cares?” stories, this has to be the most inconsequential.

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By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/28/how-a-goldman-sachs-scavenger-hunt-is-like-a-private-equity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47502 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:13:59 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22179#comment-47502 Felix’s way of looking at the event is interesting and correctly points out tax efficiency that I certainly hadn’t thought about.

I think that he gives Wiesel too much credit for creative structuring, however. This model to raise money for a charity – hold an event with the organizers bearing the cost of running it, convince some people to participate, convince other people to donate to a charity by sponsoring participants – is hardly novel. It’s the same model used for years by walkathons, runs, cycling events, etc., in every decent-sized community in the U.S.

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