How is Silicon Valley supposed to stay exceptional when its belief system keeps getting debunked? First empirical evidence proved there's no such thing as a meritocracy. Then they had to add a disclaimer that "change the world" may not mean for the better. Now the shortage of tech workers—a phenomenon used to justify both immigration policies and insane perks—"doesn't really exist."
Tech's biggest players have been clamoring for the federal government to reform their immigration policies, demanding the expansion of the H-1B visa program. But tech's current crop of immigrant workers often find themselves "trapped" by "labor trafficking" rings that are rarely held responsible for abuses.
Elon Musk had enough of FWD.us and its political doublespeak, but that doesn't mean the PAC is going down. To the contrary, AllThingsD reports it just recruited new media mogul Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder/Delicious ruiner Steven Chen. As long as Zuck can rally more money than he alienates, he should be OK!