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TRUMP’S RIGHT!

Silicon Valley does need to create more jobs…but not in tech

@kmaney

LEANING IN... A LITTLE BIT: President-elect Trump makes his pitch to tech with, from right, his VP, Mike Pence; Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook); Larry Page (Google-Alphabet); and Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY

DISRUPTIVE

WHEN DONALD TRUMP met with technology leaders in December to tell them he wanted them to create jobs in the U.S., their heads probably tilted to the side, as when you explain physics to your dog and she just watches your lips move and wonders when, among all those unfamiliar sounds, she is going to hear the word treat. Tech leaders aren’t in the business of creating jobs. They’re in business to help us do more with less. They like innovation and disruption and software eating the world. But people—eh, not so much.

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