Dreaming of a People’s Technocracy

     A Stanford University lecturer called for Silicon Valley to secede from the rest of the nation because “United States had become ‘the Microsoft of nations’: outdated and obsolescent. When technology companies calcify, Mr. Srinivasan said, you don’t reform them. You exit and launch your own. Why not do so with America?”  He is not alone:

“Some of the biggest names in the Valley have variously proposed building a Mars colony, an unregulated zone of experimentation on Earth or floating libertarian islands at sea.”

     The criticism that the United States have become a regulatory nightmare and bloated bureaucratic nightmare are not unjustified.  And libertarian utopianism can be understandable amongst nouveau riche who are privileged to work in one of the most unregulated sectors of the economy.

     However, these same “libertarians” heavily tended to vote for Obama… sometimes twice.  If they ever got their own little utopia, they’d do to it what Obama is doing to America, except overclocked. To put it bluntly, they got what they voted for and now they are complaining about it:

“They are also members of a cohort that has contributed disproportionately to the coffers and operations of the Obama campaign, enthusiastically supporting many of its left-wing policies. Some are libertarians, but many hoped that the supposedly tech-savvy Barack Obama would offer them the opportunity to remake the U.S. government in their own image–a hope dashed forever by the failure of the Obamacare rollout.”

     A little mood music:

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