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2 days ago by mulkey
Law as the Code of Inequality and Wealth – Law and Political Economy
worth having a look at this book on the detailed relation of the law and capital.

Yet Pistor’s achievement is so brilliant and disquieting because, in spite of some promising past ventures, her book unmasks how law has never moved far from its central “feudal” function of locking in the ascendancy of some to the detriment of others — a depressing finding especially now, when formal democracy tolerates real oligarchic rule so openly.
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16 days ago by diasyrmus
Indonesia's planning minister announces capital city move - BBC News
Jakarta, home to over 10 million people, is sinking at one of the fastest rates in the world.
indonesia  jakarta  capital  mmm 
17 days ago by bekishore
Silicon valley is awash in Chinese and Saudi cash — and no one is paying attention (except Trump) • Vox
Theodore Schleifer:
<p>This is Silicon Valley in 2019 — a playground for foreign countries eager to fulfill their grand strategies. To some extent, this is to be embraced: If the United States has a comparative advantage in tech companies — and if capitalism is global — then it should welcome the transformation of Silicon Valley. America welcomes foreign money in the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq; so, too, should it welcome foreign money in US private companies, especially from close partners like Singapore.

But the rise of foreign money has turned Silicon Valley into a geopolitical minefield for venture capitalists and startups, requiring American startups to make judgment calls and react to crosscurrents that would’ve been strange to the industry decades ago.

Who in Saudi Arabia exactly was directly liable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?

Was Huawei actually a threat to America’s national security?

“It’s the world of geopolitics coming to venture,” Rob Ackerman, a venture capitalist active in cybersecurity, said. “It’s got a lot more gray than black and white — and we’re all trying to figure that out.”

Or as an American investor now living in Israel, Mike Eisenberg, recalled telling an entrepreneur recently: “You thought you’re in business. You’re actually in politics.”

This was all true even before the force that has reshaped every American industry over the past two years — Donald Trump — exacerbated that reality. Foreign money courses through the Silicon Valley bloodstream, and his administration isn’t happy about it.

But for too long, most people in Silicon Valley have treated foreign cash with a collective shrug, seeing money as money and not truly considering the ethical and regulatory challenges of taking investment from certain foreign countries, Recode interviews with more than 50 venture capitalists, startups, lawyers, and others involved in cross-border investing reveal. Now Silicon Valley is scrambling to assess its own exposure in this new world order.

Money from two countries in particular has ignited a debate in Silicon Valley about the responsibilities of startups and their investors: China and Saudi Arabia.</p>

It's all changed a hell of a lot from the days when it was a few VCs on Sand Hill Drive.
Capital  politics  siliconvalley 
18 days ago by charlesarthur
GGV Capital
Hans Tung - Managing Partner
latin  america  venture  capital  vc  seed 
5 weeks ago by yencarnacion
Social Capital - Advancing humanity by solving the world's hardest problems
Our mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems.
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6 weeks ago by kpieper876

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