Do Silicon Valley entrepreneurs want to bring back slavery, perhaps using the newly enslaved to assemble computers and other electronics? One Anand Giridharadas, writing in the October 28 New York Times, would have you think so. His opening sentences are: “First the slave South, now this. Is Silicon trying to secede from America?
Giridharadas is apparently horrified that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur named Balaji Srinivasan gave a speech at Stanford University recently in which he advocated “seceding from [American] society” and its looting and over-bloated welfare/warfare state.