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The Cult of Tesla's Elon Musk

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This article was posted to my personal blog at Talkmarkets. It is my opinion only:
http://www.talkmarkets.com/contributor/gary-anderson/blog/the-cult-of-teslas-elon-musk?post=163389&uid=4798

Americans want to belong. This sense of belonging is often mingled with their political and economic desires. If you worship Elon Musk and support Tesla you will become rich, or support Amazon or Apple, or if you hitch your future to Trump you will reap financial rewards.

In the short run those scenarios are all proving to be true, some are long term successes, and who knows how long the others will last. With the Tesla experiencing one if its self driving cars running into a stopped firetruck on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, it is necessary to focus on Elon Musk. Musk appears to be using technology and a cult of himself to impact the American business world in ways rarely seen.

I focus here on Musk, because he is likely the the most powerful cult leader in America, other than perhaps Donald…