The 2019 Gates Letter: What Surprises Them Scares Us

Off and on, we have covered the annual letters from Bill and Melinda Gates on behalf of their foundation and commented on how frequently they have learned a “surprising lesson” they’ve already claimed to have learned—for example, that communities not only have skin in the game but deep intelligence to contribute when it comes to reforms that will affect them and their children. This year, we find the Gateses once again caught off guard.