Remember what a startup is, economically: a way of saying, I want to work faster. Instead of accumulating money slowly by being paid a regular wage for fifty years, I want...as soon as possible. So governments that forbid you to accumulate wealth are in effect decreeing that you work slowly. ...let you earn $3 million over fifty years, but they're not willing to let you work so hard that you can do it in two.
— Paul Graham in 2004