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Rent Seekers vs Innovators

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 26, 2014 @ 7:30 am In Regulation,Technology | 15 Comments

I love when I find thought provoking articles.

I was thinking about the concept of innovators (Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and the Google Boys come to mind) versus those who would manipulate governments for their own benefits in the absence of innovation.

Which led me to this article from the Streetwise Professor about Elon Musk:

The Rent Seeker, Posing as Visionary [1]

I still am working out the details. It is a fascinating concept, one with many shades of gray — but it very much has gotten me thinking . . .


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[1] The Rent Seeker, Posing as Visionary: http://streetwiseprofessor.com/?p=8091

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