The New York Times Op-Ed writer Bret Stephens published a scurrilous attack on Elon Musk and Tesla last week, calling him “the Donald of Silicon Valley.” At least Stephens recognizes that being compared to “Donald” is quite an insult.
While Elon Musk hardly needs me to defend him, I was taken aback when a close friend said he agreed with large parts of the article. I immediately wanted to explain to my friend why Stephens is mostly wrong. Since I imagine that others could have reacted similarly, I’m answering my friend in a blog post rather than privately.Read More »Is Elon Musk The Donald of Silicon Valley?
Right after the latest school gun violence (the one in Santa Fe, Texas) I made the following somewhat snarky post on Facebook:
I was sad and angry.
One of my friends responded with this:
I am also sad. These school shootings are a horrible, horrible thing. Guns are not toys and gadgets children should have access to.
Lee – why are you talking about the media and about politicians? Do you have any doubt the voters in the state of Texas, even if polled today, would not agree to restrict access to guns? That they would say they would rather live with school shootings and keep their guns?
Talk about the people of Texas, and about their choices that you don’t agree with. These people are not being manipulated by the media or politicians. They are making a free and clear choice.
His challenge made me think more about what I said.Read More »Broadcast Gun Violence Indices Instead of Stock Market Indices