Political Polarization ‘May Bring It All To An End’, Says Bill Gates


Gates’ summer reading list for this year, which he announced in June, includes “Why We’re Polarized” by Ezra Klein.

“I’m generally optimistic about the future, but one thing that dampens my outlook a bit is the increasing polarization in America, especially when it comes to politics,” Gates wrote at the time in a blog post about his book picks.

Also during the Forbes keynote conversation, Gates said he and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates, hope to keep their charitable foundation running for 25 more years to focus on tackling infectious diseases.