Stripe’s Patrick Collison: Ireland is a good example of how a society can be reimagined

The Stripe co-founder was in Trinity College Dublin discussing human progress and if it is increasing or declining

Patrick Collison, CEO and co-founder of Stripe, pictured in conversation with economist Lant Pritchett at an event held at Trinity College Dublin

Ireland serves as a good example of how societies can reimagine themselves and find success, according to Patrick Collison, founder and chief executive of Stripe.

Speaking at an event in Dublin to mark the 60th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, Collison discussed how societies can work towards a common transformative goal.

“To use the Irish as an example…it sort of goes without saying how much we have benefited from fixing the self-imposed ...