On Productivity, Immigration, Trump, and Media
Sometimes, our career paths are accidental not intentional… but then it all fits together and makes perfect sense in hindsight. This was especially true for Ezra Klein, who went from writing for his college’s alternative paper The Fish Wrap Weekly in the early days, to blogging, and then went to The American Prospect; Washington Post (where he started the very popular policy blog Wonkblog); and now, Vox, where he is the editor-in-chief. All without quite knowing, until after the fact, that he happened to be very interested in policy. In this episode of the a16z Podcast — the first of our podcasts from our most recent on-the-road trip, this time from Washington, D.C. — Klein shares his views on tech, policy, and more, including: the productivity (measurement) debate, immigration, the Trump x media phenomenon, and media entrepreneurship overall. Oh and on full-stack startups, too.