Tech companies are enabling a “machine of deportation” say leading immigrant rights advocates

Tech companies are enabling a “machine of deportation” say leading immigrant rights advocates

Tech companies like Palantir, Microsoft, and Amazon are helping the US government expedite a regime of cruelty, say leaders of immigrant legal aid organization RAICES. In the past year, many major tech companies such as Amazon, Palantir, Salesforce, and Microsoft have come under scrutiny for selling software to US federal immigration agencies. That’s because those agencies have been responsible for enforcing some of the controversial immigration policies that separate families at the border, detain children,…

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Goldman Sachs’ CEO says the real test for Uber is how it does over time

Goldman Sachs’ CEO says the real test for Uber is how it does over time

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said at Code 2019 that he has confidence in Uber’s CEO. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon thinks Uber will be just fine despite its less-than-stellar post-IPO performance since it went public in May. It just needs a little time, just like Facebook and Google did after they first went public. The fact that “for five minutes in time, Uber went public and it’s trading a little bit below its IPO,”…

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Democrats and neoliberalism

Democrats and neoliberalism

These days, the meaning of “neoliberal” has become fuzzy. But it has a long history of association with the Democratic Party. The fallout from the 2016 election has created many surreal moments for historians of American politics and parties, but surely one of the oddest has been the introduction of the term neoliberal into the popular discourse. Even stranger still is that it has become a pejorative largely lobbed by the left less at Republicans…

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