Michael Broukhim

Go west, young man

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Our meritocracy has many virtues, but it is increasingly insular and impermeable. Fixing this should be as important to those inside the bubble as it is to those outside.

@adamkatz re: America’s New Mandarins (via mbb)

The impending politicization of Silicon Valley is one of our best hopes for a better elite. First SOPA, now Immigration (see “March for Innovation”). Entrepreneurial elite flexing political muscle is going to be a very healthy counterweight to academia, wall st, and corporate interests. The entrepreneurial meritocracy isn’t without flaws, but it has a strong market orientation, altruistic tendencies, and no shortage of imagination.

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