"the thing that most fascinates me about this type of person is that he is entirely oblivious to the fact that in the world of adam smith – the world in which this clown believes he is living – you can’t get that wealthy.
free markets do not produce wealth: oligopoly produces wealth.
which is to say, cheating produces wealth (or, alternatively, behind every great fortune lies a crime).
i suspect that perkins has given this reality approximately 3 nanoseconds of thought in his life – and then dismissed it as irrelevant. he’s a maker, after all!"
-- Commenter Howard at LGM, on SF Bay area venture capitalist Tom Perkins.