"It's actually, I think, more honest to say we're rock stars, we're havin' it large, we're havin' a great time and don't focus on charity too much -- that's private; justice is public."In other words, the war on poverty should be fought with other people's money, so don't expect Bono to contribute any of his income to the cause. His public lobbying sessions with world leaders designed to raise awareness more than compensate for his lack of financial aid, thus justifying his own capitalistic enterprises and clever attempts to reduce his tax burden.
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- During the final concert of U2's world tour on Dec. 9, Bono, the Irish rock band's lead singer, launched into ``One,'' a song about a love affair gone sour. ``Did I disappoint you or leave a bad taste in your mouth?'' he sang to 47,000 U2 fans at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.Go read the whole article, as it is a nice summary of the many hypocritical faces of Bono.
"U2 were never dumb in business," Bono says in "Bono on Bono." "We don't sit around thinking about world peace all day." In that respect, his extensive lobbying efforts are best viewed as marketing activities designed to boost record sales.
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