Peter Thiel: Who's Afraid of the Higher Ed. Bubble Bursting?
video via MJ Perry
Morley Safer: You think if the [higher education] bubble bursts, it's a good thing?
Peter Thiel: I don't think bubbles bursting are ever good things. I think they are inevitable things.
For Thiel success seemed inevitable -- child prodigy, chess champion, arrogantly self confident. He breezed through Stanford undergrad and law schools. With his Midas touch he took the millions he made as a co-founder of Paypal and turned that into billions as the first investor in Facebook.
Morley Safer: And you're a billionaire before the age of 40.
Peter Thiel: I guess that might be correct, yes.
Morley Safer: No, it is correct. _CBS_via_MJPerry
Peter Thiel is backing the Methuselah Project for anti-aging, he is backing the Seasteading Institute, he backs Elon Musk's SpaceX, he teaches a Stanford course on high tech startups, and is involved in a number of unconventional and cutting edge enterprises.
So far, he has been able to avoid the ire of the skankstream journolist thugmonkeys -- for the most part. It might be best if he continues to avoid commenting on political topics. ;-)