Elon Musk

Guest Post: EVs Are Not the Future

Featured image Today’s guest appearance features Kenneth P. Green, my former colleague and frequent writing partner back in our days at AEI over a decade ago. In the intervening years Ken has worked at the Fraser Institute in Canada, and has just lately completed a dazzling manuscript on the problems with all of the models (COVID, climate, you name it) beloved of our policymakers. Podcast listeners may remember him from our episode »

Musk meets the Twitter crew

Featured image Project Veritas has posted excerpts of yesterday’s internal Twitter all-hands meeting with Elon Musk (video below, also posted here on YouTube). Addressing Twitter’s employees for the first time since news broke of his plans to acquire the company — let it be — Project Veritas highlighted the following points : • “I think it’s essential to have free speech,” Musk said on the call after describing his affinity for Twitter. »

Quote of the day

Featured image Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wraps it up early with his response to the news that Elon Musk leans toward supporting him in 2024. Just elected in Texas’s 34th Congressional District special election, Mayra Flores has more here in response to Musk’s tweet disclosing that he voted for her in his first-time ever vote for a Republican. Her response was not too shabby either. Musk responded to a follow-up Twitter query »

Elongate

Featured image A woman has made a hearsay allegation against Elon Musk, claiming that on a company airplane in 2016, he exposed himself to and propositioned a flight attendant. The woman who made the claim says she is a friend of the flight attendant. It is alleged that Space-X paid the flight attendant $250,000 when she left the company. Funny how that works: no one needed to know any of this until »

Quote of the day

Featured image Glenn Reynolds’s New York Post column on the left’s hatred of Elon Musk has just rotated off our Picks. In case you missed it, I designate this paragraph the quote of the day: Musk is our greatest tycoon, and while NASA can’t seem to get a spaceship into orbit reliably, he’s been launching rockets and satellites and astronauts at a pace that no mere nation-state can achieve. And he’s doing »

Elon, South Africa, and the New York Times

Featured image Elon Musk is a native of South Africa, although he left that country at age 17. The New York Times obviously saw some potential in Musk’s heritage. Hence this tweet: Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda. He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects »

Who Needs a Musket When You Have Musk?

Featured image I have a simple theory about why Donald Trump ended up running and governing as a conservative, after a lifetime of inconsistent views that much of the time aligned him with liberal Democrats. Startled by the vicious reaction of the media and the left after he said some mean things about Obama and illegal immigrants, he decided to throw in fully with conservatives, who were willing to be (mostly) more »