Many good points in these posts. I would ask what most people are doing to help the poor before judging anyone's effort. Paul McCartney does donate to the charities of his choice. Do you? If he gives 10% that's a lot of money. If you give 10% it's still more than the charity had before you gave. If you really can't afford to give, do you do some volunteer work? Paul McCartney can't do that; it would take away from the charity. I volunteer at RAM - Remote Area Medical, ramusa.org. I would love to see Paul McCartney come in and work the clinic. But, it would only call press attention to him, not to the people who are un/underinsured and need help.