Liz Gannes

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Former Obama Aide Robert Gibbs May Join Facebook

Facebook is trying to hire Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary and Barack Obama communications director. Gibbs, who left the White House in February, would report to Facebook’s Elliot Schrage as a member of his communications, marketing and public policy team, according to a report by DealBook. Many executives from Silicon Valley–especially from Google–have gone to work for Obama, but this would be a significant move in the other direction.

Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement.


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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