Ethereum’s Boy King Is Thinking About Giving Up the Mantle - Motherboard
Buterin’s politics reveal the origins of his belief in economic incentives. When I asked which political writers he’s interested in, he listed off the major libertarian thinkers: Mises, Hayek, Friedman, Sowell, Rothbard, Rand. He used to think that the world was a contest between “centralized, evil” politicians and corporations, he explained, and the “good, virtuous” people. But the political tumult of 2016 changed his mind—he now says he has more in common with Angela Merkel than with Trump supporters or militant anti-fascists. He doesn’t think everybody’s nice anymore; the world is split into “tribes,” he said, and the only way to make them work together is with money.