The Terrorism Fight Needs Silicon Valley
By Mike Bloomberg - JUN. 29, 2016
The fireworks and parades this weekend will give Americans a chance to celebrate the nation’s independence from England and show their love of country. But true patriotism involves more than flying the flag—and more than paying taxes and casting ballots. It requires putting America’s needs above individual interests when national security and public safety are at stake.
Generations of Americans have honored that principle, risking their lives to preserve a nation “conceived in Liberty,” as Lincoln remarked in his Gettysburg Address, “and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Today, 1.3 million men and women serve in the military on active duty, often in dangerous situations overseas. Yet here at home, some executives in an industry that thrives on freedom—technology—are resisting government efforts to safeguard it. They are dangerously wrong.
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IN MIKE'S WORDS
Whether you’re looking to build a small business or you’re a mayor looking to strengthen city services – a strong media and tech sector is good for everyone.
The media and tech sectors are engines of job creation, and attract new business and new investment to cities.