Elon Musk is like
a hybrid of James Taggart, Wesley Mouch, and Orren Boyle.
The guy is a lousy businessman. We know this because he spends his entire life lobbying
for and receiving billions of dollars worth of cumulative tax breaks, subsidies, and special laws that favor his company at the expense of his competitors. Obviously the guy knows he can't compete "on the level", without all of these special dispensations-- and indeed, these conferments are the only reason his firm has ever existed, or continues to exist.
Or, to put it more bluntly: the guy is a total sleazeball
. Here's to hoping his car's autopilot drives him in front of a moving train. Hopefully with Bill Gates and several politicians inside too.