Episode 2.04 Might Actually Be Iron Man
Elon Musk, Tesla, Space X, and Capital-ism
In which we ask: Is Elon Musk really Iron Man? (We have no evidence that he has a suit, but really, it seems like he should.) We reflect on how longer-term approaches are helping Tesla and SpaceX do things that few other companies are doing, how we hope other companies learn from their example, and how it would be nice if “capitalism” meant what it used to mean—long-term investment, not short-term greed.
Before You Go
- “In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive”
- “NC State Hosts Funeral, Vigil, Continues Counseling”
- “Just Like Moonlight” by Inner Outlaws. Sounds like James Bond, perfect for Elon Musk-as-Iron Man. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who has been practicing piano so that he’ll eventually be able to sit down at some glorious Bösendorfer or Steinway and dazzle you with a real version of this.
- Elon Musk
- Tesla Motors