CAPITALISM

Why is Elon Musk Wrecking Twitter?

The answer lies in the greatest finance film of all time

Marlon Weems
6 min readFeb 10, 2023

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Left: Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko (Credit: IMBD) | Right: Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner (Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

It is difficult to imagine how Elon Musk will ever make a dime from his acquisition of Twitter. It’s only a few months into his investment in the platform, but he’s already beating the bushes for help paying the $13 billion in debt he incurred buying Twitter.

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