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Ex-Googler exposed company-wide pay inequality with crowdsourced spreadsheet How many owe @EricaJoy for a pay bump?…
Btw, @ericajoy did this after Google was caught colluding w/Apple & almost every huge co, to not recruit & keep salaries down, for a DECADE.
yeah, this case shattered many of the remaining illusions I indulged about these men. (FFS: Facebook refused!) Also, remember when books were written by their authors & weren’t all PR?
These are just a few of the celebrated men who joined to illegally suppress Silicon Valley & Hollywood wages—for over a million highly skilled people—for years.

Why are these men considered heroes—& not held accountable? For the 💰they accrued at the expense of their empCHmc6fty
It seems almost quaint now, remembering how disorienting it was for my lawyer brain that no one—& no company or brand—faced any consequences or was held accountable for outrageously blatant & undeniably illegal be54EGxvr7
These admired men were not dumb, were obviously arrogant, but I just couldn’t believe they thought they were so above the law, that they’d collude about wage suppression over email! Turns out they were right!

Pattern recognized!

This is also where Uber comes from.
Weird that Zuck & his team seem to think that laws don’t apply to Facebook & that no one is ever held accountable for breaking them brazenly; wonder which executives/companies taught him that? Its almost as if there’s a pWdwFPQxH
Make Accountability Great Again #yeswecan
Beyond all the other awful, every company will adopt Uber’s & Facebook’s & Google’s “disruptive” (aka total noncompliance) approach to law. Because why wouldn’t they? #lolPFTt0XbV
It really used to baffle me, when smart folks who I’d once admired—& I knew know better, blatantly broke laws—& ffs sent emails about it.

In 2017, I realized they’d recognized a pattern that I didn’t have the power/access to view —for these men, there is never any accountability
Seems like Flynn FTW also recognized this pattern (maybe even quite recently?)..but didn’t recognize that he doesn’t fit it. #LockThemUp #loligarchy
Hard to fathom what our institutions (ones that priviliged & included him) did—and that somehow no one had the power to stop it—to Aaron Swartz in the context of Uber’s, Facebook’s & T-rump’s utter rule of lawleWrWsPv92
@EricaJoy TV Writers Launch Anonymous Pay Survey Amid Push for Salary Parity… ❤️that Hollywood is finally following @EricaJoy’s lead on pay parity!
So, this database not only helps startups, VCs & corporate execs suppress wages but, as an added bonus—given who does & doesn’t have access to salary info, it preserves the gender pay gap & destroys any impact CA’s new salary history ban coo/TCWen3K5Qk
So when Jobs & Schmidt etc colluded (for nearly a decade?) to suppress SV wages it didn’t just rob their employees at Apple, Google, etc—it trickled down & stiffed evTzMagwol #ruleoflawlessness #loligarchy
What happens when VCs fund ever younger versions of themselves who haven’t yet had the time to learn the rules —& also laws—that apply to everyone el8ASD #loligarchy #RuleOfLawlessness
Post Jobs, big tech cos have only continued suppressing wages by ensuring our own ideas can & would be used to against us—& threatening us into…3lHtNzEZ #loligarchy #RuleOfLawlYEOPpLea
”People started paying close attention to their co-workers’ shoes. “The only reason an engineer buys new, expensive sneakers is if they’re looking for a new job,”....Project Chauffeur’s hallways were suddenly filled with unscuffed Pumas & Allbirds” = Google’s retention algo
Terrifying—& begs the question of whether Levandowski & Google intentionally sent cars to areas where there’d be more unlicensed/uninsured drivers? How many have been injured? How many NDAs have been signed? Total number & amount of…oo/AZRYjriVvh
Did Levandowski & Google send Waymo cars to drive around their neighborhoods? Near their kids schools? Near police stations?

Where did they send the cars & under what parameters? Who was—& wasn’t—in harms way? And wo/Co9QmUdxTM
Meanwhile, elsewhere in CA, where employees are allegedly not subject to non-compete clauses, employers find other ways to suppress salaries & make it impossible to find alternate…zFJf

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Feb 2, 2018
@katiezavadski “F---ing Sith Lord,” “Horrific Leakers,” & “Berserkazoid Craziness”: The Mooch Recalls His Brief Shining Fortnight at the Center of US Politics, by @WilliamCohan… Wish he’d been asked about🇷🇺sanctions, RDIF & if he now supports what he opposed at #WEF17?
This is something, coming from a guy who missed the birth of his child—& had his lawyer demand a paternity test?

Does suing CNN & forcing a journo to resign for accurate reporting have permanent benefits?
World chess body has Swiss bank accounts frozen after (Putin-linked) president is accused of links to ISIS oil deals… After @Kasparov63 failed to have him removed, maybe Team Spectre decided enough was enough—& this was the only way to take back the org?
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Jan 12, 2018
As per ⬆️, an excellent post by @katiezavadski, examining RDIF & Dmietiev! And a great thread follows. Hope to see Scaramucci, Thiel & Goldman Sachs looped in, just in time for Davos!
@katiezavadski So T-rump, Scaramucci & Mnuchin are going to #WEF2018. What about Schwarzman, Bonderman, Black & or WEF Young Global Leaders Dmietriev & Thiel? Or Milner? Is there an RDIF reunion scheduled?

Also, out of curiousity, any chess tourneys or events scheduled?
@katiezavadski Wonder if Scaramucci can get another reporter canned for accurately reporting on what he said in public at #WEF, like he did last year? Or were his legal threats to CNN enough to prevent anyone from taking the risk? Are the Mooch & Thiel now press-proof?
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Dec 30, 2015
Thinking a lot lately about the VIPization of American culture & how its displaced the notion of equality. Curious about when this started..
I'd like to read a history of VIP sections:)When did they become mainstream/acceptable/legitimate? How are they justified to kids?Any recs?
By legitimizing VIP sections, the #loligarchy has commoditized inequality & aspiration & even my hypocrisy;) Can't we do & build better?
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Dec 22, 2015
So, some dude in Bristol Farms just asked me if I was in #HatefulEight - his wife thought I was Jennifer Jason Leigh! #flattered #yearmade 💗
I clicked on this because I am vain, but loved this interview with Jennifer Jason Leigh…
just remembered: years ago, in Thailand, a couple said they thought they recognized me from the movie SingleWhiteFemale.Was I Bridget Fonda?
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Dec 20, 2015
Why is O'Malley still running? There is no way a white man will be either Hillary's (Castro) or Bernie's (Warren?) choice for VP. #DemDebate
"You'll be very happy...I'll let you talk then" #shhhO'Malley
I still wouldn't recognize O'Malley if I saw him in the supermarket. #DemDebate
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Dec 16, 2015
yes...which is why the OpenAI team's lack of diversity is so discomfiting....
Long @NewYorker profile on Bostrom & the state of AI; not a single woman (unnamed wife aside) mentioned or quoteILtp
If OpenAI is not committed to offering open access to their data, is the "Open" just sqLi4KSCoJ
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