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The Religion of the Engineers; and Hayek Its True Prophet

This essay appeared on the blog “Crooked Timber,” November 13, 2023
by Henry Farrell (Reprinted with Permission)

Marc Andreessen’s recent “tech optimist manifesto” is one of the most significant statements of Silicon Valley ideology. As I’ve written elsewhere, it’s actually less a political manifesto than an apostolic credo for the Religion of Progress. The words “we believe” appear no less than 113 times in the text, not counting synonyms. Continue reading The Religion of the Engineers; and Hayek Its True Prophet