On the evolution of robber barons, 1913-2023
Beautifully written from start to finish. And tragic.
As someone who lives close to Silicon Valley and works in IT -- and absolutely detests the "disruptive" startup culture and VCs -- it is so good to see my own thoughts so beautifully and eloquently put into words. Thank you!
The thing is, they all claim to be "self made." To me, having family contacts and a $million trust fund, you aren't self made, to be perfectly honest, there is no such thing, but some people come closer than others and none of those people crabbled their way out of a trailer park, okay? It's all such bs. It doesn't mean no one had to work for anything, either, it just means our system is rigged to favor some ppl over others, and there's more than money involved.
Just perfection in every word.