Peter Thiel

The only living Trump supporter in Silicon Valley

The most interesting discovery of the week was not that IBM, Citigroup and Microsoft were unwittingly running ads on (and therefore providing funds to) an Indonesian jihadi website – though they were – but that Peter Thiel is supporting Donald Trump in his bid to become the next president of the United States.

“Peter who?”

  • Two ideas to drastically improve democracy.

    1) Term limits. Two terms and you are out. NO EXCEPTIONS. There is no excuse for lifelong politicians. They all eventually are on the payroll of special interest groups. They all are corrupt.

    2) No deficit spending. All immediate government spending and long term actuarial programs need to be paid by the taxpayers today. When taxes immediately rise to fund questionable programs, the taxpayers will revolt and remover the offending politicians. Deficit spending allows politicians the illusion of “providing a free lunch”. Just look at the US $17 trillion debt. When the hell is that going to be paid?

  • BillyHW

    “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

    The word is getting around that granting women and parasites the vote was a big mistake for civilization.