Mark Zuckerberg’s new social mission and the tech entrepreneurs’ challenge to the state

December 10, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is to put 99 per cent of his Facebook wealth into a new organisation with a mission to solve some big world problems. Is this simply about one of the uber-rich entering the ranks of the great philanthropists? Or is this part of a trend of tech entrepreneurs throwing down the gauntlet to outdated world actors who are patently failing to solve the problems of our time?