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Awesome Interview with Libertarian, and Free Market Activist Billionaire, PETER THIEL Reveals Next Bubble Could be Education

Back to the Future with Peter Thiel
The hedge-fund billionaire says we need more innovation — and less herd-thinking — to open a new frontier.

Peter Thiel may be most famous for his role (portrayed by Wallace Langham in The Social Network) as the venture capitalist who gave “The Facebook” the angel investment it needed to really launch. Before that, Thiel was known in Silicon Valley circles as the “Don of the PayPal mafia,” (his official role at the e-commerce site was founder and CEO), and more generally for his centrality as an investor in tech startups. Now, Thiel serves as the president of Clarium Capital, a hedge fund that (though it has suffered recently) made extravagant gains by betting against the housing market in 2007.

Though he’s primarily a businessman, Thiel has dabbled in libertarian activism. Most recently, he caused a stir by establishing the Thiel Fellowship, which will select 20 college students under the age of 20 and pay them $100,000 each to drop out of college and embark on entrepreneurial careers. Thiel is also an intellectual of astonishing breadth and depth who finds time, while running a major hedge fund, to produce thought pieces that survey the Western Canon, the geopolitical landscape, and financial economics at a gallop (such as this one for the Hoover Digest).

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Seasteading

Any thoughts on this? I was intrigued by this concept.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

it maddens me

that paypal is run by a libertarian.

those totalitarian bastards really are mafia.

No Kidding...

They charge a fortune and are not very merchant friendly...

But on the bright side the guy is using the wealth to spread a great message of Entrepreneurship.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

good interview. I also love

good interview. I also love the idea of his scholarship for dropping out of school to become entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur School for Youth

I love that he is offering our youth the ability to become Entrepreneurs!

I have been working on Developing a Non-Profit that will teach children that have lost a parent due to a violent crime, the basics of Entrepreneurship.

Small business and innovation are the back-bone and foundation of this country and something that needs to be encouraged with greater importance from our Leaders.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.