March 25 (Bloomberg) — If you haven’t read Noam Scheiber’s feature on the youth culture of Silicon Valley in the New Republic, I suggest that you drop everything and do it now. Go ahead; I’ll wait right here while you do.

For those who don’t have time to read a whole piece, I’ll briefly summarize: Scheiber argues that Silicon Valley startups, and the venture capitalists who fund them, have a pathological fixation on youth. People in their late 30s are already aging out of the industry, getting botox to make them more marketable in their job searches.

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