Eric Schmidt, Google, and the Hillary campaign

In April 2014 Eric Schmidt, the Number 3 at Google (though Sheryl Sandberg might disagree), sent his thoughts about how to organize Hillary’s campaign to Cheryl Mills, John Podesta, David Plouffe, and Robby Mook. It’s deeply revealing of the attitude of our masters toward the serfs who make their empires possible.  Consider this, from the party that's always yammering on about the minimum wage: “Its important to have a very large hiring pool (such as Chicago or NYC) from which to choose enthusiastic, smart and low paid permanent employees” (emphasis added).  That’s right: concerns about a living wage are for others, throwaway lines for the campaign trail. But the brilliant Mr. Schmidt suffers from a touching naïveté.  Consider the first entry under “The Rules”: Its important that all the players in the campaign work at cost and there be no special interests in the financing structure. This means...(Read Full Post)