The self-appointed voice of techbros and “effective accelerationism,” Y Combinator CEO Garry Tan is a prime example of a common archetype in Bay Area tech – a libertarian who wants socialism, but only for corporations.
Emily Mills (@sf_mills on Twitter/X) does the undervalued job of keeping track of some of the richest people in the Bay, and which politicians and campaigns they’re spending their money on, including Garry.
Taping of an evening with Garry Tan, featuring Martin Shkreli, hosted by techbro hype house AGI House: youtube.com/watch?v=xMRlKPqNMT4
Latest puff piece on Gary, from venture capitalist Michael Moritz’s SF Standard (Josh Koehn): sfstandard.com/2023/09/27/garry-tan-y-combinator-declares-war-san-francisco-politics-progressives-elon-musk/
“Pro-recall committees have raised 46 times more money than the anti-recall campaign, according to Ethics Commission data” (Will Jarrett, Mission Local): missionlocal.org/2022/01/who-is-funding-the-school-board-recall
“Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation in Alabama race” (Tony Romm, Craig Timberg and Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post): washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/26/internet-billionaire-reid-hoffman-apologizes-funding-group-behind-disinformation-alabama-race
“Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir to Cancel ICE Contract” (Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof/Truthout): truthout.org/articles/immigrant-rights-activists-renew-push-against-palantir-to-cancel-ice-contract
More Sad Francisco: sadfrancis.co