Even after it ended, the recent government shutdown has polled terribly with most Americans. But one particular group has been increasingly vocal about just how little the shutdown really mattered. No, not the Tea Party — the tech party. Investors, entrepreneurs and others in Silicon Valley are suggesting that as long as Silicon Valley keeps chugging, the government can stay home. Kevin Roose at New York Magazine tells Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson why some in Silicon Valley — in the words of investor Marc Andreessen — “love gridlock.”
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.