Affluenza sufferer Tom Perkins made headlines in January for penning one of the dipshittiest op-ed pieces in print publication history. And now you can hear him live and in-person!
"From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent," Tom Perkins barfed in a letter to the WSJ comparing ire of the 1% to the Nazi persecution of the Jews during World War II.
It was, in a word, astounding.
Perkins has since apologized (sort of) for comparing the systematic killing of six million Jews during the Holocaust to local media grousing over Danielle Steel's overgrown hedges. The infamous co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s first Venture Capital firms, takes his act to the Commonwealth Club on Thursday, February 13. And you won't want to miss it. Maybe he'll tell us again how he "could buy a six pack of Rolexes" if he wanted.
By the way, the event is sold out. Technically. But for $10 you will be able stand in the library section of the Commonwealth Club where you can watch Perkins on a projection screen.