THE LATEST ARTICLES
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.
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.
SILICON VALLEY • September 21, 2021
The Los Altos Shrink Taking Over Washington
Karla Jurvetson spent millions on 2020, plays host to Obama and Steph Curry, and has Schumer on speed dial. Her politics veer more Warren than Biden, and she’s leaving her stamp on the party ... whether they want it or not.
SILICON VALLEY • September 14, 2021
“It’s Good to Be Wealthy”: Joe Lonsdale, Silicon Valley Apostate
Over the years, the Peter Thiel disciple and Palantir co-founder has emerged as one of the most effective, iconoclastic, and sometimes abrasive defenders of the ultra-rich. And unlike Thiel, as one person who knows them both well put it, Lonsdale has “almost no filter.”
PUCK • September 12, 2021
Why I Joined Puck
At Puck, we cover Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Washington, and Wall Street not as separate broadsheets of a newspaper, but as subdivisions of a universe that is one big club.
SILICON VALLEY • September 2, 2021
“Too Quiet for Comfort”: Did Silicon Valley Botch the Recall?
Fundraisers and donors across the tech industry agree that Silicon Valley has underinvested in the recall—perhaps to Gavin Newsom’s peril.
SILICON VALLEY • August 25, 2021
The Inevitability of the World’s First Trillionaire
There's no question that unrestricted inequality is dangerous for democracy. It also allows for ambitious actors to take risks that governments cannot.