This is a provocative blog post by Marc Andressen, who’s a prominent venture capitalist, and was a founder of Netscape.
The blog post states and/or challenges why America is not building things and why cities like Singapore and Dubai are the modern marvels and not LA, Austin, or Seattle.
This crisis has woke up our country and our citizens, that we can’t get tests or swabs or ventilators; the richest super power in the world?
And part of that is because we haven’t been building things here and maybe its time. From new airports, hyperloops, supersonic aircraft, drone delivery, etc. maybe its time to build those things.
WHY ITS HOT:
It is part of a dialogue we will have to have coming out of this.
How much of our pharmaceutical industry should be outside or border? Yeah its cheaper, but does it put us all at risk to be dependent on China or other unstable sources?
There’s also a term called NIMBY, not in my background, that some may have heard of. In the bay area and other cities, theres a lack of housing and many times developers are blocked from building because it will block a view or devalue existing real estate.
The blog post is trying to challenge the path forward and to create a conversation around it.
Worth a read, check it out.