This Week Was Tesla Week

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Elon Musk has long been outspoken, hammering at skeptics and critics of Tesla Inc. and his other ventures on Twitter and elsewhere. But this week he may have taken things a bit too far, tweeting that he was considering taking his electric-car-maker private and claiming he had funding secured – though nobody yet has evidence of such funding. The SEC is investigating, and Tesla’s board brought itself out of cryosleep to see what all the fuss was about. Bloomberg Opinion writers were all over it from the first moment. 

Elon Musk Just Showed Why Tesla Should Be Private – Liam Denning

Tesla’s Board Should Explain Its Explanation – Liam Denning

The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan – Liam Denning

Never Mind Tesla; BMW’s the Real Deal for a Buyout – Chris Bryant

Tesla Going Private Would Destroy CDS Investors – Brian Chappatta

Elon Musk Has Some Fun With Tesla – Matt Levine

Musk’s Money Mystery Intrigues the SEC – Matt Levine

Tesla Does Some Going-Private Stuff – Matt Levine

Elon Musk Is Terrible at Being Public, Not Tesla – Stephen Gandel

Elon Musk Isn’t Wrong About Public Markets – Nir Kaissar

The Reason to Worry When Public Companies Disappear – Noah Smith

Elon Musk Grabs the Megaphone From Donald Trump – Lionel Laurent

Saudi Arabia Is Starting to Weaponize Its Wealth – Lionel Laurent

A Private Tesla? That’s One Big Tiny Automaker – Nathaniel Bullard

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