Peter Kafka

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Facebook Gets a New Friend in Washington

The bigger Facebook gets, the more time it’s going to spend in Washington. A new hire should help: The company has brought in Marne Levine, chief of staff of the National Economic Council, to take the newly created role of vice president of global public policy.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work