How do you feel when it looks like Newsom will win the recall election by a large margin? It’s worth it?
Practicing democracy is always valuable. It’s hard to believe that in the most partisan state in the country, we’re considering summoning our governor. The key question is “Why are we here?” The reason is that California is failing: in responding to the pandemic, in managing the effects of climate change like wildfires and water crises, in tackling rising crime and homelessness housing. While there is a one-party majority, in which any law could theoretically be passed, the governor has by no means resolved these issues. During the pandemic, he put politics, interests and special interest groups above science and common sense. The recall is showing that millions of people in California are truly frustrated. My goal is to remind all of us that power in politics must always be individual voters. That way, I think it’s a win.
What do you think about Reed Hastings’ Newsom sponsorship? Politically, where is the technology?
People are allowed to support whoever they want. I’m a strong supporter of the Democratic Party in general, but I also value maturity. The truth is we have huge challenges facing our state right now, and the California government seems unwilling or unable to address them. It really puts more responsibility on the private sector and tech entrepreneurs in developing the solutions we need to tackle climate change and inequality and delivering them at scale.
What are the key issues Newsom has to deal with in the state?
I think he and all the politicians in Sacramento should see this recall election as a wake-up call. Even in California, we will vote party lines just for so long. People want results and smart decisions make their lives better. They want their children to go to school, they want clean water, they want jobs and economic security, they want fires under control and they want their streets safe. We have loads of wealth, talent and entrepreneurship here – everything it takes to take big, bold action on these issues rather than just catering to old insiders.
Why don’t you run? You shouldn’t put your mouth where your money?
I was definitely thinking about running, but it’s not the right time for my family or the job we’re doing at Social Capital, but life is long. … I just committed $7 million to provide clean water to 1,000 homes in the Central Valley. I will continue to find ways to help advance the work that the government cannot or will not do.
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Don’t miss this amazing investigation by Jeff Horwitz of The Wall Street Journal into Facebook’s XCheck program, in which the company gave out a special ticket to millions of celebrities, politicians, and other adults. to post whatever they want. Say what you would say about former President Donald Trump, but his misconduct online has revealed a lot about the underperforming practices of the social media giants in dealing with social media giants. their bad users.