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OP-ED: Facebook’s Libra Is a Blatant Rip-Off of Dave and Buster’s Dollars


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Mark Zuckerberg is no stranger to intellectually thievery. First he stole Facebook from the Winklevoss Twins, and now he is shamelessly trying stealing Dave and Buster Dollars from the hard working men and women of Philadelphia. The idea of a corporate currency that can be exchanged for goods? Been there, done that — Libra is just Dave and Buster Dollars with the Facebook logo. 

This week, Mark Zuckerberg went to Congress to defend his “new” currency and surprise, surprise — neither Dave nor Buster had a seat at the table. Another classic case of lobbyist effect on our great democracy. Disgusting. 

Zuckerberg exclaimed, “Congresswomen, lying is bad.” We the people must hold him to this standard. Come clean to the world, Mark. Admit the true origins of Libra.