The EU and Silicon Valley

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There is a love relationship between SV and EU. Both seem to be openly pro-socialist, in favor of regulation, leftist, and take pride in their progressiveness


But it goes further than that. Their populations are similarly subsidized. Brussels is subsidized by taxation throughout the union. The SV is subsidized by  the FAANGM mega monoliths that make enough money to feed the whole ecosystem. Both communities enjoy lavish wages, which would be considered obscene back in their hometowns from which they emigrated.