The Optimist Club on Steroids

Posted by mshupe 7 months, 2 weeks ago to Technology
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This Manifesto recognizes the efficacy of markets but fails to recognize man as a heroic being.

It recognizes that the entrepreneur is exploited by the regulatory welfare state but seems to think that's OK.

The Manifesto names Isabel Paterson as a hero, but not Ayn Rand.

The Manifesto recognizes a fictional hero: John Galt.
SOURCE URL: https://a16z.com/the-techno-optimist-manifesto/


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  • Posted by Lucky 7 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quite so. In Andreessen's list of Patron Saints of Techno-Optimism I see the name- John Galt.
    Ayn Rand truly belongs in the list. Perhaps an an omission for emphasis?

    It may be relevant to note the opposite view, sometimes called 'back to nature'. That fake idealism leads to anger with modern life and everything Andreessen describes and so often verges to fascism and worse.

    St Greta now shows her true colors.
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  • Posted by j_IR1776wg 7 months, 2 weeks ago
    I'll comment later. I didn't see John Locke's name either.

    Is your hidden ban;
    1) Timed?
    2) Permanent?
    3) Dependent on a groveling apology?
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    • Posted by 7 months, 2 weeks ago
      Thanks for asking! I think it was timed. I've received two or three emails from them over the last couple of months about snarky responses of mine to blarman or freedomforall.

      I responded by quoting the exact language they use to attack basic concepts of individualism, etc., but the admin guy (desapio)
      was nonplussed. Thanks again for sticking up for me publicly here. That is rare. When others asked, I was candid about the complaints of ad hominem.

      As usual, the Pareto Principle applies. I think 80% of the comments are from those who don't know much about Objectivism and don't care. Regardless, my intention was to cease the Ominous Parallels series with the fifth chapter. As poetic justice would have it, that one that was blocked.

      For this site to claim that its mission is to propagate Ayn Rand's philosophical ideas rings quite hollow. Maybe I start a new series and quote some of our more prolific collectivists!
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