Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

By Edward Ring
11/14/2016
“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” – ¬†Peter Thiel, in his 2011 manifesto “What Happened to the Future.” Anyone living in California who’s paying attention knows what venture capitalist Thiel meant. While a handful of Silicon Valley social media entrepreneurs have amassed almost indescribable wealth, and¬†fundamentally transformed how humanity communicates, investment in...

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Where's Genuine Economic Growth Going to Come From?

By Martin Hutchinson
09/22/2014
“We wanted flying cars, and they gave us 140 characters,” said venture capitalist Peter Thiel in 2011. He put his finger on a central dilemma of the New Economy: its innovations can make money (usually through redirecting advertising sales), but they add little or nothing to the overall stock of human knowledge or long-term happiness....

TAGS: economic growth, financialization, Peter Thiel