As listed on their website, a16z strives to link entrepreneurs, executives, investors, academics and others in the technology space to one another. They themselves have created their own network of experts from the technical to the executive level.
It is now possible to build systems that are operated by multiple parties, none of whom fully trust each other, that nevertheless come into and remain in consensus as to the nature and evolution of a set of shared facts.
We should not be so naïve to believe most government policy is about making institutions safer, efficient, or more fair, as these are incidental means to an end, and that end is an envy-based redistribution. In some cases, base motives can lead to good outcomes, as when our efforts to maximize our status lead a business owner to treat customers well. However, government policies enacted out of envy have no beneficial results because it merely rearranges status based on political power, and not the productivity that leads to so much progress in science, leisure, art, and health. If our base assumption that self-interest is not simply maximizing wealth, but rather, status, the future is a far less rosey place. An economists' current view of human nature implies that societal and self-interest are in sync via the invisible hand (with varying amounts of regulation), and is the source of much libertarian optimism. Would that it were true. We will be much better off navigating the future with a more accurate concept of human nature.
For the third time this week, the White House prohibited news organizations from airing the briefing, which has traditionally been televised, and requested that audio recordings be withheld from broadcast until the question-and-answer session had concluded.
Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.