Excerpt from Quartz’ morning brief
The Free Democrats, or FDP, won 10% of the vote in Germany’s election with a platform that boasts a distinctly startup-style, tech-friendly ethos.
But Rebecca Schuman writes that the vast majority of Germans aren’t eager to emulate Silicon Valley culture, with its emphasis on careerism and individual success. “To most of Germany, the hagiography of bootstrap capitalism is not just morally wrong,” she writes, “it’s incomprehensible.”
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