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Famed Tech Investor Says Yes, I Meant It When I Said Critics Of The Rich Are Like Nazis

• Business Insider

In an email to Bloomberg published today, he wrote that critics of gentrification and the generously well-funded tech startups that drive it are just like German fascists during the early 20th Century: “In the Nazi area it was racial demonization, now it is class demonization.”

Perkins is one of the fabulously wealthy founders of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner Perkins has backed AOL, Amazon, Citrix, Compaq, EA, Google, Intuit, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, WebMD and Zynga, among dozens of other companies. Its most currently famous analyst is Mary Meeker, whose annual "internet trends" slideshow is one of the highlights of the tech calendar.

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