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T.J. Rodgers

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CEO, Cypress Semiconductor

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The Free-Market Case for Green

by Peter M. Robinsonwith T.J. Rodgersvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 7, 2008

A dedicated, unabashed, free market capitalist, T. J. Rodgers takes a businessman’s and engineer’s view of global warming. How serious is it, and what should we make of the plans offered up by politicians such as Al Gore and Barack Obama to deal with it? If “cap and trade” or pollution taxes on CO2 are not the answer, what is? (39:52) video transcript

HOW GREEDY IS MY VALLEY? Techno-libertarians in Silicon Valley

with Paulina Borsook, John McCaskey, T.J. Rodgersvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 17, 2000

Why are so many in Silicon Valley, from the cubicles to the boardrooms, likely to be libertarians, or technolibertarians, as some have called them? What do these technolibertarians believe about the role of government and entrepreneurship? How will they use the massive wealth that’s been created in Silicon Valley during the past several decades? Are they promoting the public welfare or shirking responsibility by not participating in the political process?