Forget the usual post-Thanksgiving turkey tryptophan hangover: what we have unfolding right now is a full-fledged cryptophan stupor overtaking the pretensions of Silicon Valley and its progressive cheerleaders. The collapse of FTX is more than just another spectacular case of corporate fraud and speculation rum amok, but is connected to some key aspects of progressivism today, though few of the media accounts of the scene are taking note of this. I’ll explain elsewhere in due course. Meanwhile, pictures and memes await pairing with your leftovers, and back to the Musk-Twitter-Trump drama!
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