Robin, it’s time to give up the dream. After all, Batman is a billionaire, and he doesn’t need your help. Wrong. In fact, a recent study has shown that if Batman gave away all of his money, Gotham would still be in trouble. Granted, this is not the first time that this has been brought up, and it won’t be the last. But at the end of the day, there is no silver bullet when it comes to saving Gotham. Rather than putting your faith in one single individual or idea, put your faith in the system. The government, businesses, and other activists can work together to make a difference in the city. However you choose to look at it, it’s clear that Batman is not the solution to our city’s problems. So let’s hope that we can come up with something better before it’s too late.
Another Batman Tried (and Failed) to rescue Gotham with Money
With the announcement of the end of Gotham, many are asking what could have been if Batman had just given his money away. The answer is that it would not have saved Gotham.
Back in 2013, a study was conducted by Simon Fraser University and The Times, which found that if all billionaires gave away half their wealth, it would amount to about $160 trillion – more than the world’s economy. This isn’t new news either; there have been numerous studies over the years that conclude giving away money won’t solve any problems.
In fact, one study from 2005 even concluded that “The evidence thus far does not support the conclusion that private philanthropy is a major source of the public good.” other words, while some people may believe this to be true, there’s not enough evidence to back it up.
simply, giving away money won’t save Gotham or make anyone happy. In fact, it may actually do more harm than good.
Gotham Needs Batman More Than Cash
With the city in a state of emergency and Mayor Rockwell refusing to fund Batman’s crusade, it seems like the Caped Crusader’s time as a self-sufficient crime fighter is coming to an end. However, if there’s one thing Gotham knows how to do, it’s put its faith in a savior – and that’s exactly what Batman needs right now.
When Mayor Rockwell refuses to fund Batman, he risks losing not only the city’s trust but also its most valuable resource: its citizens. Without the help of Gothamites willing to step up and help fight crime, the city will spiral even further out of control.
And while money may be able to buy some things, it doesn’t seem to be working for Batman when it comes to solving crimes. In fact, according to an analysis by Forbes magazine, giving away all his money would not actually save Gotham – instead, it would simply shift the burden onto taxpayers.
So while some may argue that Batman should take a break and let someone else take on the role of a crime fighter, those in Gotham know that without Batman, there is just no way their city will make it through this dark time.