Opinion Donald Trump I’ve long admired Elon Musk as a technological visionary. But I worry about his sense of responsibility to the public. Last week, Musk announced on Twitter that he intended to turn Telsa, the electric-car maker he founded, into a private company. He said the funding was “secured” —a claim that sent Telsa stock skyrocketing—yet produced no evidence the money was nailed down. There are laws against corporate officials making these sorts of untethered claims, because if untrue, they could hurt lots of innocent bystanders—including unwary investors and employees. Does Musk’s behavior remind you of any other powerful person who also makes unfounded claims on Twitter that send heads spinning? Engineer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk of The Boring Company listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel at Block 37, during a news conference on June 14 in Chicago. Joshua Lott/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 78 Worst Movies of All Time: These Films Got 0 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes 51 Real Estate: What a $300K House Looks Like In Every State 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World President Donald Trump is no Elon Musk. Musk seems to genuinely care about… Read full this story
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