If I were a rich man I would...
...become an unpaid teacher, to shape and mold future minds and help them become the best they can be.
...not allow any person in my town go to bed hungry.
...invest in companies with pro-social and pro-environment products/services.
...encourage people to become involved in local and state politics, to take back control from the machines and monied interests.
...start an organization dedicated to teaching girls that math, science, and engineering can be interesting and fun.
...contribute money directly to research organizations looking at means for curing cancer, AIDS, and autism, as well as other human maladies.
...provide funding to allow the continued exploration of the Solar System.
...give every African family a mosquito net.
...fund a legal service that would serve the interests of those who could not afford legal counsel but have need of it
...build several houses a month for needy families, mortgage-free, solar-paneled, and super-insulated.
...create jobs wherever and however I could.
...donate money to the United Nations to help fund its social programs.
...pay my taxes plus a little extra.
...not keep a penny more than I actually needed to.
If I were a rich man.