Silicon Valley and Donald Trump

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I am loving that this man does not play by anyone's rule-book - from The New York Times:

Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump’s Cabinet of Business Advisers
In President-elect Donald J. Trump’s newly named kitchen cabinet of business advisers, Wall Street is in. Silicon Valley is out.

Mr. Trump has named 16 business leaders to serve on what’s being called the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, described as a group meant to guide his administration on economic matters.

The list is notable for leaning toward New York executives and industries — finance in particular. The list echoes Mr. Trump’s picks for a number of major economic positions, including Treasury secretary (the former Goldman Sachs partner and hedge fund manager Steven T. Mnuchin) and commerce secretary (the billionaire investor Wilbur L. Ross).

Good - the silicon valley people made their money by a fluke - the technology caught on big-time. Now they want a big centralized government that can cut them all kinds of loopholes and tax breaks while preventing a new company from rising up and challenging their dominion. That way, they can stay on the top without actually having to do anything like product development or - you know - innovate.

The people that Trump is choosing are businessmen - they actually have to show a profit and hold the bottom line for their stockholders.

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