economy

First Manufacturing, Now It’s Bye Bye Tech

It’s not fair to single out Apple when it comes to tax avoidance. Every big company uses loopholes and buys fresh ones at the Congressional Campaign gift shop. The New Republic made an interesting connection between all these unpaid taxes and nonstop lobbying for cheaper, indentured H1-B tech workers. This is the same thing manufacturing companies successfully lobbied for in the 80’s. In

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Are you TED-worthy?

In one episode of Seinfeld, Elaine finds out the birth control sponge was discontinued. So she buys up all available inventory and obsesses over how “Spongeworthy” her many suitors are. Like Elaine, we luxuriate in the abundance of the information age, but it also hides some uncomfortable scarcities. In watching the recent TEDGlobal event in

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