“They that sow the wind – shall reap the whirlwind.” From the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Hosea, it means that if you choose to do X, expect to get X – good and hard.
The Myth of Elon Musk is that of daring entrepreneur. An avant garde, cutting edge businessman who sees a little bit further around the curve of the Earth – to get a glimpse of the Next Big Thing before the rest of us are able see it.
Businesses and industries looking for government handouts have produced studies that predict big paybacks. Roy Cordato of the John Locke Foundation says there’s a great reason to take these studies with a shaker or two of salt.