Tag: Peter Thiel

Virgil: Trump Connects to the Taproot of American Economic Nationalism with Henry Clay’s ‘American System’

In his March 20 speech in Louisville, Kentucky, President Trump sounded many familiar and important themes, including the importance of jobs, manufacturing, trade, and the need to revive the coal industry. And yet he also added a new and larger “meta-theme,” namely, the urgency of building up our industrial strength for the sake of economic and national security. That meta-theme, we might observe, is the essence of the “American System” of Henry Clay.

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Trump’s Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit

#CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump. In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede.

Peter Thiel (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty)

Peter Thiel Says Silicon Valley Failed America

Silicon Valley leaders are befuddled as both political parties — and venture capital giant Peter Thiel — are rejecting their agenda, which includes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, expanded H1-B immigration visas, new autonomous vehicles regulations, and “gig economy” worker reclassification.

Peter Thiel, pictured October 3, 2011, acknowledged he is working with lawyers to find and help "victims" of Gawker Media, whose Valleywag site in 2007 revealed he is homosexua

Peter Thiel: If You Don’t Conform, They Don’t Count You as Diverse

During an address at the National Press Club on Monday, PayPal co-founder and billionaire Trump supporter Peter Thiel reacted to LGBT magazine The Advocate and their article that claimed he couldn’t be a homosexual if he was a conservative, declaring, “If you don’t conform, then you don’t count as diverse.”

‘Gay Thought Police’ Like Soviet-Era Bullies

One of the core beliefs of the movement for LGBT equality has always been that anti-gay bullying, especially of young people, must end. And yet, in recent days, thousands of online comments and threats from LGBT people have been directed against two young gay men who expressed their opinions about the current presidential race.