We Don’t Deserve Builders

“It’s Time To Build”

I was thinking about that this morning after reading a powerful essay by a quintessential builder, Marc Andreessen: “It’s Time To Build.” Seriously, read the whole thing. But the basic idea is that our chaotic response to COVID-19 “is a failure of action, and specifically our widespread inability to *build*.”

America is closed for business

So how did we end up in a situation where AMERICA, the richest country in history, can’t even come up with sufficient cotton swabs and medical gowns? Marc explains:

Check your morality

So what’s behind the near-universal opposition to building? The near-universal moral framework our culture accepts.



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