Silicon Valley and the risks of unfettered capitalism

These are polarised times. Yet, for business leaders across the political spectrum, there is one area of troubling consensus: a contempt for government's ability to regulate effectively. This includes my own cohort of Silicon Valley professionals.

A recent Stanford University study involving nearly 700 "elite technology entrepreneurs" found that the large majority favour Democratic positions on higher taxes, social services, trade and immigration over United States President Donald Trump's culture war provocations and nativist foreign policy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline 'Silicon Valley and the risks of unfettered capitalism'. Print Edition | Subscribe