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In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche


Long Ideas

Musk Aims to Disrupt the Electricity Market

Both Tesla and SolarCity are losing a lot of money, and both could be in serious trouble if Mr. Musk cannot figure out a way to start generate cash and a lot of it—and fast. Musk has taken a very bold gamble here; he’s essentially betting two of his companies on a fundamental shift in the way the world gets electricity. If that change does not occur, both Tesla and SolarCity will find themselves caught in the death spiral.

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Musk’s Game Changing Hyperloop Is Closer to Reality

If it gets built, the Hyperloop could be very profitable, if railroad revenues are anything to go by: Union Pacific’s TTM revenue increased by nearly $2 billion between September 2013 and September 2014.

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