Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception | NYT

Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception; Farhad Manjoo; In The New York Times (NYT); 2017-09-06.

tl;dr → They [the business "elites," as a self-conscious class, they, themselves, acting for their own account] support Democrats who help them in their businesses; but want less regulation.

Original Sources


  • The Orthodoxies
    • Democratic
    • Republican
    • Libertarian
    • Progressive
  • The Ayn Randian worldview
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Something about hippies, LSD, anti-drafters, and microprocessors.
    <quote> They were hippies and draft resisters, as enthusiastic about LSD as about microprocessors, and they brought to their work the tenets of the counterculture.</quote>


  • John Perry Barlow, activist.
  • David Broockman, assistant professor of political econom, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • Peter Thiel, boffo.
  • Ro Khanna (D), congressman “a large swath of Silicon Valley” [district?]


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