All posts tagged “albert wenger

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Is crypto just snake oil?

As I understand it, databases are pretty important to technology companies. Here is an excerpt from a recent post by Albert Wenger talking about why he and his company (Union Square Ventures) believe that web3/crypto is going to unlock new value for our society: As… Read More

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Motivation and coordination

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures recently gave a talk at the 2017 Blockstack Summit about “Decentralization and the Knowledge Age.” He starts by talking about motivation and coordination. The state, he argues, is good at coordination, but not so good at motivation. The market, on… Read More

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The “R” word

Albert Wenger recently penned an interesting post about the “R” word. It’s about health insurance and why redistribution is a toxic word in U.S. politics, but also why much of what we do as a society – from public roads to insurance – is actually about… Read More

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This is not right

I have largely avoided commenting on politics and Trump on this blog, but at this stage it is almost impossible to do that. Donations are starting to pile up for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as the tech community, and many others, begin to… Read More