Thanks for engaging. I agree with all of your detailed points re a dysfunctional economic environment. I’m a disciple of Elizabeth Rosenthal and much of her work the past ten years, and on a couple of your points I might state it even more strongly than you do.
I am also not a slave to the love of tech.
In my opinion, we have a few choices. One of them is to sit around and wait for and lobby our democratically elected representatives to sort this all out. Obviously that is not going so well.
Another is to do anything we can to supercharge the SEC and specifically the FTC re monopolies and oligopolies. All some of us can do is be a voice in the wilderness right now.
So amidst that struggle, and sometimes because of it, its all the more imperative that we not lose faith in the long-term principles of progress, science, and changing the situation by inventing a better future for people to react to. I use Musk as an example not to put him unnecessarily on a pedastal, but let’s just say that he didn’t exactly sit around and wait for GM’s interest to start building the Telsa, or on NASA regulatory rules to start thinking about rockets.
So for example, if we build more of healthcare solutions in new “full-stack” ways, maybe that starts to chip away at the economic uncertainty. If machine learning algo’s could drive bundles progress, for example you could start to unwind from our dystopian army of coders. New forms of primary care are showing solid progress and most of them are not yet tech centric…
So my point is that DESPITE and sometimes because your good points, it’s still incumbent upon us to seek the next wave of transformative solutions with great entrepreneurs. Still bullish.