Bruce Cannon Gibney is the author of A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. A venture capitalist and writer, Gibney began as an attorney specializing in securities litigation and financial regulation. He was an early investor in PayPal, and later joined Founders Fund and co-founded Carmenta Management. He and his colleagues have funded Facebook, Spotify, Palantir Technologies, SpaceX, Lyft, AirBnB, Coupang, and DeepMind.
"The Nonsense Factory is a provocative polemic on the sorry
state of American law. Whether you chiefly blame the Supreme Court
or Congress or law professors or We The People ourselves--and
whether or not you buy into every count of his indictment--Gibney's
book raises serious questions about how we govern
ourselves."--David A. Kaplan, author of The Most Dangerous
Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution
"A keen, lively deconstruction of the American legal system's seemingly countless flaws."
"Gibney is ... often funny, and his criticisms are serious, well-argued, and provocative."--Publishers Weekly
"Gibney (A Generation of Sociopaths) boldly declares that these chaotic times have been long-developing in the legal realm.... A timely investigation of the 'Imperial Presidency' considers the history and dangers of executive power. Ultimately, Gibney calls for structural reform and corrective actions.... Civic-minded readers .... will enjoy this ambitious and wry polemic on America's legal system."--Library Journal
"Really interesting book... stirring the pot."
--The Young Turks
"Monumental and hugely entertaining...smart, funny, incisive...."--"Good Law Bad Law" podcast with Aaron Freiwald
"[A] sweeping new study of America's legal system."--Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
"Law schools seeking a good overview could save themselves the trouble and just assign entering students [The Nonsense Factory].... A plain-English "wide-angle critique" of the legal system... Ambitious.... Non-lawyers and many attorneys, too, will certainly have a better sense of what ails our justice system after reading this book."-- Washington Post
"A diligent, carefully considered overview of the law and its many facets.... Gibney is an insurrectionist with a heavy mind but a light heart.... His overarching intellectual project is a deeply admirable, and indeed, a patriotic one. He's willing to take a little heat to get some new ideas out there, and he's willing to make a few enemies in the process. By applying his deeply agile mind to the seemingly intractable obstacles of our democracy, he implicitly and crucially demonstrates the belief that real solutions exist."-- Lawyers, Guns, and Money