Why do we listen to tech moguls like Elon Musk?
The Washington Post
July 17, 2023 at 3:17 p.m. EDT
Elon Musk thinks citizens who aren’t parents should be denied the right to vote. “The childless have little stake in the future,” Musk wrote July 1 on Twitter, which he owns.
Let’s set aside for a moment the all-around absurdity of Musk’s assertion. The tech mogul has fathered somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 children, and so perhaps he feels more strongly about this matter than most people. The more important consideration is: Why do we give a fig about what Musk — or any other technology-industry savant — thinks about every topic under the sun, particularly when they have little or no relevant expertise in the subject at hand?
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