The point is not to mistake the success and confidence of moguls like Musk for a path out of our troubles. To hand over the keys, so to speak, and watch what happens. To, say, let Bill Gates, who made his fortune dominating software and was also ‘the richest man in the world,’ solve world health from on high. To let Jeff Bezos, another one-time ‘richest man in the world,’ create the standard for how we get stuff and how we treat the workers who get that stuff to us.

It’s time to stop hero worshiping the tech billionaires