SchwartzReport: Peter Thiel on the Death of American Democracy – Where He Is Right — And Wrong

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Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

This is about as clear a statement of the noncarbon generation high tech mogul perspective as I have read.  The article also gives an accurate, I believe, critique as to where he is in error. Most fundamentally I think Thiel has confused process and specific circumstances. I think democratic government can work very well. It certainly does so in many other countries. There is a reason why Danes are happy, and Americans are not. It is not working well here because of corruption, unlimited money in politics, and the Republican gridlock that has produced, and the compromised nature of our regulatory agencies. There is nothing wrong with the Founders’ vision, and everything wrong with its execution. American politics is to the Founders’ democratic republic as Fundamentalist Pre-millennial Dispensationlist Christianity is to Jesus’ teachings.

Why PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks American democracy is dead