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SILICON VALLEY • October 27, 2021
Will Billionaires Really Get Taxed to Smithereens?
In a short time, a seemingly quixotic billionaire tax has become a credible threat to enter Biden’s multi-trillion social spending plan. Is this all liberal pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Or the beginning of a new cri de coeur for the wealthiest Americans, and those who manage their money?
SILICON VALLEY • October 25, 2021
Elon’s Billions and an Unprecedented Wealth Tax
The world’s richest man is stepping up his public displays of generosity, just as a controversial new wealth tax becomes a tantalizing possibility this week in Kyrsten Sinema’s Washington.
SILICON VALLEY • October 20, 2021
The $100 Million Plan to Completely Fix Washington
In 2017, a Wisconsin dairy scion wrote a Harvard Business School case study applying “industry competitive analysis” to party politics. The result is a $100 million plan to transform election rules. Reid Hoffman and members of one of the Bay Area’s wealthiest families have already signed on.
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September 29, 2021
Thiel Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Blake Masters
September 9, 2021
Will the “Angel of Death Loophole” Finally Die?
September 9, 2021
A Facebook Founder’s Pandemic Battle
SILICON VALLEY • October 14, 2021
Can Laurene Powell Jobs Save the World?
Ten years after Steve Jobs’s death, Laurene Powell Jobs has transformed Emerson Collective into a sprawling enterprise aiming to rebuild media, overhaul immigration, reform education, and save the planet. Can the operation scale alongside the ambition?
SILICON VALLEY • September 29, 2021
Laurene Powell Jobs’ Bizarre Week in the Headlines
An unexpected turn in the spotlight underscores a fundamental truth about one of Silicon Valley’s prolific investors. It can feel like everyone knows Powell Jobs, and no one really knows her at all.
SILICON VALLEY • September 24, 2021
Sean Parker’s Masterstroke and Larry Ellison’s Summer Fling
Plus: What really happened at “the Google of modern politics” after Reid Hoffman's eight-figure venture capital bailout.