Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in His Harvard Commencement Speech

During the speech, his eyes teared up, while he spoke about an undocumented student he is is now mentoring.

On the topic of "wealth inequality", Zuckerberg told Harvard grads it "hurts everyone". Ideas don't come out fully formed, they only become clear as you work on them.

While Facebook still appears to be functional for much of the country, the social media giant appears down for much of the western US Thursday, with the first reports of outages beginning this morning.

Zuckerberg's speech on the 381-year-old school's leafy campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will not be the first by a successful dropout who has returned to address a graduating class. "It took about two weeks". "Forces for the flow of knowledge, trade and immigration, against those who would slow them down", said Zuckerberg.

It's not a battle of nations but of ideas, he said.

And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue objective isn't free. But at the end of the day, it's up to us whether we're willing to foster a sense of inclusion, opportunity, community, and most importantly - objective.

"The challenge for our generation is to create a world where everyone has a sense of goal".

Zuckerberg reminded everyone present there were still many challenges with globalization, including the fact that many people were left behind. Without a sense of objective, people will turn towards isolationism, nationalism and authoritarianism, instead of openness and global community, he said.

"If a high school senior who doesn't know what the future holds for him can do his part to move the world forward", said Zuckerberg as he held back tears, "we owe it to the world to do our part too". They started dating from that moment on. The important thing is to begin. To start a fundraiser, scroll down the "menu" icon on mobile until you get to the "fundraisers" category. "If I had to support my family growing up instead of having time to code, if I didn't know I'd be fine if Facebook didn't work out, I wouldn't be standing here today", says the Harvard alumni. The 2010 David Fincher movie told the story of the Facebook founder, but Mark had a few issues with it. "Movies and pop culture just get this all wrong". The idea of a single eureka moment is a unsafe lie. "When more people can turn their dreams into something great, we're all better for it", he said.

  • Zachary Reyes