I completely agree with you. My whole book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, insists that we change the game by changing our own behavior as developers, investors, workers, and community members. I’m so sorry this short piece gave you the impression I’m asking for policy changes.
We *do* however, have to recognize that the landscape has been tilted and regulated against earning revenue. And the VC world, in particular, is focused on the sale of young businesses over the longterm success of those businesses.
I encourage you to read my book to see the hundreds of suggestions I have for how businesses and individuals can make the incremental changes they need to in order to change the game from the inside.