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Robyn Klingler-Vidra

Robyn Klingler-Vidra is a lecturer in political economy at King’s College London and the author of The Venture Capital State: The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018).
Articles by Robyn Klingler-Vidra

Building the Venture Capital State

In a 1986 speech, then president Ronald Reagan lamented that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This statement epitomizes the neoliberal view of how Silicon Valley became a global beacon of high-technology ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. For followers of Ronald Reagan…

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