The Best Book Review I’ve Read All Year, It’s About Elon Musk (Subscriber Post)
I really loved this review
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This is a sort of review of a review.
I couldn’t help but write something about it after reading Scott Alexander’s breakdown of Ashlee Vance’s 2015 biography of Musk. It was riveting, inspiring, and offered a much fairer perspective than what American chattering-media has been willing to grant Mr. Musk.
I think Scott’s review made high cresting waves, being shared widely across the inter-webs, for this reason—most of what’s pawned off as expert analysis of industries, especially tech, is preemptive schadenfreude, smug insistence on the future failure of some hopeful innovation, like in 1998 when Economics Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman predicted that, by 2005, the internet would have an impact on the economy “no greater than the fax machine’s.” How did that turn out, Mr. Krugman?
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