In inviting Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to chair a World Economic Forum on the Middle East, organizers no doubt thought they were getting a brilliant thinker. Instead, they got a run-of-the-mill Randian, a Libertarian lite who has no ideas beyond cutting "red tape." Watch Wales, in this clip from the Forum's session on "The Future of the Middle East", stumble through his answer to a question on how to get economic growth, and whether he plans to invest more in the region. Sure, Wikipedia's about advancing the sum of all human knowledge. Specifically, Wales getting other people to do so for him. Anyone who expects advancement from Wales personally is doomed to disappointment.
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