I fratelli Koch, miliardiari e arciconservatori, stanno scalando il Cato Institute – il think tank libertarian più prestigioso d’America – per “armonizzarlo” alle altre fondazioni che foraggiano e renderlo più attento alle esigenze ideologico-elettorali dell’ala conservatrice del Grand Old Party. La cosa però non piace affatto a chi nel Cato lavora. Come Julian Sanchez che ha già messo in rete una specie di lettera di pre-dimissioni.

New York Times, Julian Sanchez

Un gruppo abbastanza consistente di imprenditori della Silicon Valley – tra cui Andy Groove e la vedova di Steve Jobs –  s’è stufata della timidezza della politica sull’immigrazione della California e si è messa a aiutare i clandestini.

The group includes Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot; and the family foundations of Andrew Grove, co-founder of Intel Corp.; and Mark Leslie, founder of the former Veritas Software Corp. Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, has for years supported undocumented students through her organizations that help low-income high-school students. The Silicon Valley money is part of a broader response by individuals and states to Congress, which hasn’t passed the Dream Act. That federal legislation would offer a path to legalization for illegal immigrants who graduate from a U.S. high school and attend college or join the military. “We think Congress’s inaction…is devastating for these students and tragic for the country,” said Ms. Powell Jobs, who was one of the first in the tech community to champion the Dream Act by lobbying her congresswoman and writing an op-ed piece supporting the legislation.

Wall Street Journal