Draper's idea is not only somewhat selfish and very conventional, its a way of reductionist thinking that compounds the original error...
Its re-hash of stupidity we are suffering from everyday as a result of having drawn dotted lines on maps where no dotted lines should be.
All the challenges of the 21st Century, the Anthropocene Era, do not care about dotted lines on maps.
If Draper were really smart, he would investigate business opportunities to make the lines irrelevant.
I have two such opportunities for him or any other VC that cares to change America for the better - but it will take some patient capital.
Tim: If you do want to make a positive impact, there are much better ways than compounding old errors, but I understand your frustration.
Its time, in many ways, to get outside the box - do something positive. Let me know.