The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites

The MIT-Epstein debacle shows the prostitution of intellectual activity. Time for a radical agenda: close the Media Lab, disband Ted Talks and refuse tech billionaires money As the world wakes up to the power of big tech, we get to hear belatedly of all the damage wrought by the digital giants. Most of these debates, alas, dont veer too far from the policy-oriented realms of economics or law. Now that the big technocracy wants to quash big tech, expect more such wonkery. What, however, about the ideas that feed big tech? For one, we are no longer in 2009: Mark Zuckerbergs sophomoric musings on transparency or the global village impress very few. And yet, for all the growing skepticism about …