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+ - Neither Dem nor Repub, Zuck 'Pro-Knowledge Economy'

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's search for more talented people in America, aka immigration reform, brought him to Washington, DC last week. 'The issue is there aren’t enough talented people who we can bring into the country,' explained Zuckerberg, 'and that is a real issue that people feel.' When asked to place himself on the political spectrum — "Liberal, conservative, Libertarian, Democrat, Republican, or something else?" — Zuckerberg rambled for a few minutes before replying, "So um, I dunno. I think it's hard to affiliate as being either a Democrat or Republican. I'm pro-knowledge economy." No word if Zuckerberg, from whom the President has sought advice, is also still strongly pro-youth. Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku explains why she feels Zuck's 'pro-knowledge' politics are just more corporate bullshit. "Zuckerberg's personal political beliefs are important," argues Tiku, "because he has invested and solicited millions of dollars for FWD.us, a secretive politically-active non-profit (sometimes called a stealth PAC) that is trying to influence the way immigration legislation is written. While Zuckerberg' touted FWD's “novel structure”.(a “mother group” with Republican and Democrat arms), Tiku wasn't buying the spin. "Trying to appease both sides of the aisle for your own personal gain," she wrote, "is hardly a 'novel' approach.""
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Neither Dem nor Repub, Zuck 'Pro-Knowledge Economy'

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