Worldview Implementation

By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

Capitalism is an economic system, but it is a philosophy as well. It is a philosophy that says, we will vote for the change we intend based on the views that we have. When you look at the most successful people that operate in these tentacles, that’s what they do. Look at the Koch brothers, that’s what they do. They have built a network of influence based on capital. Their worldview is propogated into the world in an unbelievably aggressive rate that has been compounding for decades. That is genius. It is genius.

It doesn’t matter whether you agree with their worldview, the question is: What’s the counterweight to their worldview? Can you name one? Can you name a group of people that operate in the exact same way, methodically, meticulously, assembling capital, influence, assets, who believe the opposite? Irrespective of what you think of the Kochs, you want both views out in the world, at scale.

Get the money, and don’t lose your moral compass when you do. (29:45)

Posted in: Capitalism

Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.