Peter Kafka

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Mary Meeker Is Not Bullish on USA Inc.

Mary Meeker isn’t just a famed Internet analyst turned venture capitalist–she’s now doing public policy. Or at least it appears that way, based on a new, 266-page report she’s published for Kleiner Perkins on “USA Inc.” The conceit is that she’s analyzing the federal government as if it were a business, and the conclusion is not uplifting: “By the standards of any public corporation, USA Inc.’s financials are discouraging.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus