"There are two classes of people in New York City: those who have a startup and those who don't," said A.
The critique is obvious: that startup mania is a distraction from getting on with serious infrastructure & regulatory projects that should be the responsibility of the state. Startups are not going to build new transportation & energy systems, or place a value on nature by themselves. From this vantage, startups look like neoliberalism and class bifurcation in designer fonts and quirky glasses.
The thesis is this: that there aspects of startup culture that are genuinely creative & positive, which can be traced to a lineage of systems theory & new communalist politics (Turner)... and that this cultural thread within new information-economy endeavors can be reclaimed to make this cultural turn actually mean something.