Let’s not forget that Elon is in pretty good with the Davos crowd. From Robert Bridge at strategic-culture.org:
While many of us celebrate the sale of Twitter, let’s never forget the adage, ‘if it appears too good to be true, it probably is.’
Everything that is wrong about our modern times became apparent this week as the entrepreneur Elon Musk bought out Twitter for $44 bln, triggering a global meltdown as liberals feared their favorite toy had been lost to rightwing forces forever. Unfortunately, the story is more complex than that.
Musk’s purchase of the San Francisco-based company was such a shock that Vijaya Gadde, chief of Twitter’s “trust and safety” department, reportedly broke down crying while discussing details of the deal with colleagues. Whether Gadde’s tears were tears of joy or tears of sorrow – Musk’s takeover was estimated to have boosted the stock value in the company by at least $20 per share – we may never know, but hitting the lottery has been known to induce euphoric reactions among the winners. Jack Dorsey, for example, Twitter’s co-founder, alone stands to earn $1bn in cash once the deal is inked.