Silicon Valley

The Selfish Californian

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness We hear plenty of reasons for the perfect storm that imploded California. One-party, progressive government, of course. Decades of unchecked illegal immigration, without doubt. Years of mass flight out of state of the productive middle classes, certainly. But perhaps the most important, but overlooked, reason has been the infusion of …

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Tearing Down the Silicon Valley Wall

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness Elon Musk has finally managed to buy Twitter. And the moment he did, the enraged Left flipped out. Abruptly leftists began trashing their favorite electronic communications platform as the domain of the nation’s elite, professional classes. Had they just discovered that they had been racists and privileged users all this time? …

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The World Doesn’t Care About Groupthink

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Conventional wisdom may change in a flash (remember ‘peak oil’?), but elites remain elites, united by common interests. “All things are in flux.” — Heraclitus The adage “nothing last forever” is an understatement. Far more accurate is something like “nothing lasts until next week.” Saint-to-Sinner Silicon Valley A decade …

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The Valley of the Shadow

How mansion-dwelling, carbon-spewing cutthroat capitalists can still be politically correct. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Silicon Valley is an American success story. At a time of supposed American decline, a gifted group of young entrepreneurs invented, merchandized, and institutionalized everything from smartphones and eBay to Google and Facebook. The collective genius within a …

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Technology and Wisdom

Tech advancements make it too easy to forget age-old realities. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Americans now have more computer power in their smart phones than did the Pentagon in all its computer banks just 30 years ago. We board a sophisticated jet and assume that the flight is no more dangerous than …

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Meet the Richerals

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media The new millennium has also given us a new American profile — the hip richeral. Richerals are, of course, well off. But they are even more cool and liberal. The two facts are not so much incompatible, as complementary. For some, big money allows three things: wealth’s cocoon enables …

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Let’s Save California Now!

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Just a handful of legislative acts might still save California. Here are 12 brief examples: 1. The Hetch Hetchy Smelt and Salmon Act This so-called “Skip a Shower, Save a Smelt Act” would transfer control of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir releases from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to the California Department …

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The Rural Way

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  Hard physical work is still a requisite for a sound outlook on an ever more crazy world. I ride a bike; but such exercise is not quite the same, given that the achievement of doing 35 miles is therapeutic for the body and mind, but does not lead to …

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The World of the Coliseum

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  I woke up one morning not long ago, and noticed that the world that I was born into no longer exists. It was as if I had once lived in Republican Italy, took a nap, and awoke to the Roman Empire, AD 200. Latifundia Let me explain. All the …

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Obamacare Is Dead. Long Live Obamacare!

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  In the next 90 days, the Obama administration will have to declare victory and then abandon most of Obamacare. The legislation defies the laws of physics—more and broader coverage for more people at less cost—as well as logic: Young people, on average as a cohort with higher debt and less …

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