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Mark Zuckerberg invents revolutionary new foundation called "government"
Mark Zuckerberg invents revolutionary new foundation called “government”
posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 29, 2017
I don’t know when this ran, but I liked this brief article published in Private Eye magazine called Zuckerberg Announces Revolutionary New Foundation to Eliminate Disease.

The genius founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced an inspiring new foundation to which he and his wife will donate huge amounts of their fortune in a bid to defeat all disease over the next century.

“It’s called the government,” said Mr. Zuckerberg. “For such a long time I’ve been pondering how I can make a real difference with the enormous fortune I’ve amassed by concocting clever tax structures that minimise any tax liability from my firm.

“Imagine my shock when it turned out that this ‘government’ is devoted to ending disease. Not only that, it also has side projects dedicated to running schools, hospitals, a road system, parks, a national infrastructure, and lots of other worthy projects which make this planet a decent place to live.

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be giving lots of money to the ‘government’, as I’ve decided to call it, and I fully expect to get a lot of really fantastic publicity out of it.”

This reminded me of a pair of similar essays: I am an American conservative shitheel and I am an American liberal shitheel. (via @paulpod)
government  zuck  politics  good 
12 weeks ago by lukeneff
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NetNeutrality  Zuck  from twitter
july 2017 by netweb
Why be president when you could be pope? | FT Alphaville
The post says outright that Zuckerberg wants to use his network to repair tears in the social fabric of the world.

Such a comprehensive push, one that disintegrates borders in the pursuit of social conformity harmony, has traditionally been attempted by religions rather than governments or political movements. Even the attempted reach of Communism was limited in comparison. Why favour only the oppressed proletariat when, with Facebook in place of religion, you can recruit Labour and Capital alike?

In other words: You can be the president. He’d rather be the pope.
facebook  zuck  politics 
june 2017 by max_read
Hosting Mark Zuckerberg | Melissa Sigmond | Pulse | LinkedIn
 I HAD THE distinct privilege to host Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders for Sunday brunch and a tour of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) campus here in Charleston last weekend.

Discretion has been a hallmark of my professional life. Over the course of my career, I have worked with rock stars, movie stars, Wall Street moguls, and world renown philanthropists — however, post visit, I now have the opportunity to share a bit about my time with Mark, who is perhaps the most remarkable and interesting person I have ever met — which is saying something.  
facebook  zuck 
june 2017 by max_read

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