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What is this "public good" of which you speak? I have dwelt here in The Land of the Free (TM) since the reign of Saint Ronald of Friedmanshire, and I have never heard of any such thing.
I have no sympathy for anyone so dull-witted that he or she cannot recognize Borowitz pieces as satire. Whether you think they're funny or not - I sometimes do find them funny - they're very obviously jokes.
"To be clear, this is all toxic share waste": And that's a beautiful way of putting it, much more evocative than "click bait".
Aw, poor little rich girl. My heart sooo does not bleed for her.
There actually is a good reason to start "the next Facebook" elsewhere, which would never occur to Ms. Bresch, namely the rise of America's megalomaniac spooks and the failure of America's legislators and judges to restrain them.
@deepomega: Needless to say, Ms. Bresch isn't going to become a Dutch citizen and thereby expose herself to Dutch taxes on individuals. No siree. Last year, the rate on income over 55,991 euros was 52% (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_Netherlands). TYRANNY!!!
Balk's piece, in addition to being an Awl Classic (TM), makes the valid point that cooking steak is easy, with the obvious implication that paying someone many dollars to do it is silly.
If Balk had written this, it would be titled "How to tuck in a fucking shirt."
@Clarence Rosario: That's exactly how I misread it at first. Shiterate would also be appropriate for the target demographic.
I've just informed my domestic partner that if I ever consent to being billed as a "thought leader", she should put me out of my misery or at the very least leave me immediately, as I will clearly be suffering from dementia.
BALK!!! Reading this piece reminds me how much I've been missing your cheery outlook. I doubt you've been missing making multiple posts every day, but just know you've got a hero's welcome waiting for you whenever you care to visit us here and remind us how hopeless everything is.