Did you even read her piece? Nice and slow:
Mark Fox

1. Billions of people use and derive value from Google, Facebook, Windows, Office, smartphones, etc etc etc. You’re defining “real life of most people” in a contrived and limited way. Is Silicon Valley a charity focused on curing hunger, solving employment, improving healthcare, etc to the exclusion of profit? Of course not. That doesn’t mean, however, that it fails to create value, that it destroys wealth, or that it takes money away from the poor.

3. Paul Graham pretty explicitly supports solving problems like this in his essay. One quote: “For example, let’s attack poverty, and if necessary damage wealth in the process.” Wood’s article is hard to take seriously, because it prefers to sling ad hominem attacks against a straw man constructed to look like Paul Graham rather than contend with an accurate portrayal of what he’s actually saying.

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