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Blood money
2018-10-21T13:00:50Z - Jon Evans / TechCrunch
I accepted this invitation, though, because this guy’s job was unusually interesting, in a bad way — he represented a venture fund affiliated with the Kremlin. Let’s not pretend that Saudi money in the tech industry is in any way exceptionally bad or different. Joseph Stalin, 1949 — Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) October 18, 2018You can make a realpolitik case for continuing to engage with Saudi Arabia. Right now, though, and for the foreseeable future, sovereign Saudi money is tainted, poisoned, blood money. That was also true last year, and it will still be true next year, no matter how much money we’re talking about.

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