Saverin got rich by creating immeasurable value for Americans (and billions others around the globe). He co-founded an enormously successful company, one that in turn lead to the creation of many other enormously successful companies. All of those business employ thousands of Americans, who not only are more prosperous than they probably would’ve been without Facebook, but also pay taxes on all their earnings. So even without its cut of Saverin’s IPO windfall, Uncle Sam comes out ahead, as do all those American workers.Run, Saverin! Run! por Joel Bowman:
The rest of us gain, too, because we get to have Facebook. Which is cool enough that most of us spend far more time on it than we’d like to admit. Facebook made America (and the world) better.
Which means that instead of raging at Saverin for not wanting to give the bloated federal government in Washington more-more-more of his wealth, maybe we should just call it even.
.. Team State writes the rules of the game…rules it claims the right to change at any time and for any reason. It can choose to make Team Freedom’s goal the size of a pea, for example, and its own goal the size of…well…whatever it wants ..
Off the field, Team State may choose to sequester part or all of Team Freedom’s funding. And if Team Freedom doesn’t like it, Team State — reading again from its own rulebook — can choose to simply begin kidnapping members of Team Freedom at gunpoint and locking them up in cages.
And what can Team Freedom do about all this, other than vote for another member of Team State to act as game referee every four years or so? Nothing. Or so it would seem…
Fellow Reckoners will by now be aware of the latest scheme by Team State to encroach on the lives of those they clearly consider to be “their property.” Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey, two of the more…er…“active” members of Team State, held a press conference Thursday morning on Capitol Hill where they outlined legislation that would prevent Eduardo Saverin, the Brazilian-born, Singapore residing co-founder of FaceBook, from ever returning to the United States.
Apparently, helping to found a free product that serves 901 million voluntary users is not enough for Schumer and Casey. Of course, the Senators are not in the business of voluntary transactions, so we can see how this achievement might be lost on them. After all, their own transactions are made not with a handshake, but looking down the barrel of a gun.