Excerpted from a talk he gave at George Mason with Tyler Cowen.

I don’t agree with all of Thiel’s utopian views of technology being neutral and divorced from government — he is of course the man who gave us Palantir, which was start-up funded by the CIA. In fact, I think Silicon Valley is actually becoming less and less an independent sector of thought and slowly being roped into the financialgovernment nexus. But we shall see…Thiel’s a very, very bright guy, and I take him seriously…

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