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Agenda47 against decline: flying cars and Schedule F

What Trump's futurist policy agenda could teach Australia

12 April 2024

1:29 AM

12 April 2024

1:29 AM

‘We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters,’ venture capitalist and PayPal founder Peter Thiel famously quipped.

‘We had this multi-faceted, multi-dimension progress in the first half of the 20th Century … rockets, aerospace, the green revolution and agriculture and computers and new medicines.’

Since then, ‘there has been this generalised sense of stagnation’.

Maybe Thiel spoke too soon.

In the lead-up to the October election, President Trump has put forward what is undoubtedly one of the most unique policy agendas in recent memory.

And though it drew derisive scoffs and tut-tuts from the usual dorks, to anyone looking down the barrel of yet...

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