Conflicted Policy Preferences of the Tech Community

I submit that:

  1. The tech community favors libertarian policy outcomes.
  2. The tech community endorses liberal policies.

Restated, the tech community favors accomplishing free-market outcomes through government regulation of markets.

I have a few ideas about what’s going on here, but principally I think the reason for this is that the experiences of many tech professionals with non-technological social orderings are almost entirely theoretical. As a result, they apply ill-fitting theories derived from e.g., approaches to software development to government policy and arrive at nonsensical results.


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