The Political Scene | The New Yorker | 23 August 2023 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ronan Farrow about his New Yorker article Elon Musk’s Shadow Rule. Discusses how Musk has become an essential yet unofficial part of American governance, holding the keys to the green transition, the space race, and even the war in Ukraine. The reason for this, Farrow explains, is not Musk’s outrageous personality; it’s the structures of neoliberal capitalism that allowed a person like Musk to ascend.
For the record, I think Musk deserves more appreciation than criticism.