Opinion | Elon Musk, the Donald of Silicon Valley - The New York Times  

written by Bret Stephens. added over 3 years ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

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[The Tesla story] is about hubris and credulity — the hubris of the few to pretend they know the future and the credulity of the many to follow them there. Electric vehicles were supposed to be the car of the future because we were running out of oil — until we weren’t. And Musk was supposed to be a visionary because he spoke in visions, for which there will always be a large receptive audience. Casting about for a cause and a savior to believe in is what too many Americans do these days, perhaps as a result of casting off the causes and saviors we used to believe in.

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