Would you take a billion from China?
Billionaires grapple with an NBA question
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Continued from yesterday’s post, marking the open of the Olympics in Beijing, called The Sports World Whiffs on China.
BY HENRY ABBOTT
You can see why the hosts of All-In have made a lot of money. They are each plainly brilliant—by some definition. They are all practiced in the multivariate analysis of deciphering, among all those markets, moats, and entrepreneurs, which startup is most promising. Calacanis made a fortune with an early investment in Uber. Sacks is kind of a Silicon Valley legend. When the topic shifts from human rights to potential investments, the quietest member of the group, David Friedberg, details, off-the-cuff, the disease mechanism of multiple sclerosis.
But when it comes to the depravity of the rich and powerful, they mostly insist the topic is beyond assessment. Is incarcerating a million people bad? They find this hard to answer. We…
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