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What’s the deal with Peter Thiel? Sociopathic billionaire man-child wants to eat the world.

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I’m not a doctor. But even I can certainly see that Peter Thiel is a sick, sick person. Bright, awkward and successful, Peter Thiel has risen to prominence in American society on the gamble that he can break it. A product of the Ivy League system who wants to take it down. A gay man who backs candidates that would degrade his civil rights. A hedge fund tech investor who thinks Silicon Valley hasn’t done anything innovative in 50 years. A Trump backer and advisor who walked away when he got what he wanted. Peter Thiel is known as a contrarian, but it may be simpler than that. He might just be a nihilistic asshole. 

Chapters

Intro: 00:00:35

Chapter One: So who the fuck is this guy? 00:04:02

Chapter Two: Where did all his money come from and can I have some? 00:13:07

Chapter Three: We’re all just pawns on Peter’s board 00:20:53

Chapter Four: Bring it home, Max. 00:31:53

Post Show Musings: 00:37:51

Outro: 00:45:46

Resources

The Atlantic: Peter Thiel Hates a Copycat

ProPublica: Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank

Founders Fund: Portfolio

The Intercept: How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped The Nsa Spy On The Whole World

The Wall Street Journal: Tech Tycoon Peter Thiel Shies From Trump Re-Election Campaign

SEC: Palantir Technologies Inc.

Cato Unbound: The Education of a Libertarian

The Intercept: The New New Right Was Forged in Greed and White Backlash

Daily Beast: Blake Masters’ Views on Gay Marriage May Surprise His Political Master Peter Thiel

Book Love

Max Chafkin: The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power

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