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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Cynical exploitation of broken window fallacy

company's impact on the global economy "enabled" the creation of 4.5 million jobs in 2014.

I smell a hidden assumption that were it not for FB those 4.5 million people would not do anything productive at all. The real value of FB, accepting the 4.5 million FB-related jobs as an axiom, is the difference between the value generated by all these men and women doing FB-related stuff and the most valuable of realistic alternative. At this point I am not sure this difference would be positive.

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