How Krugman Would Ru(i)n Steve Jobs’ Apple

Paul Roderick Gregory
Forbes
4/15/2012

The Left considers Steve Jobs, the charismatic PC pioneer, a self-centered individualist, who did not conform to elite etiquette. As Warren Buffet and Bill Gates gave away money with great fanfare, Jobs quietly devoted himself to creating value in Apple. He was conspicuously silent as Buffet recruited the super rich to argue for higher taxes. He told President Obama unwelcome truths (“Apple jobs are not coming back to America”).  He advocated school vouchers and the emphasized the importance of the family (oral history interview). He did not dash to DC to testify on the latest fad or navigate the elite cocktail party circuit. He had more important things to do.

Although Steve Jobs was a major donor to Democrat causes, his errant behavior did not sit well with the “progressive” political class. Now six months after his death at age 56, the attack on his legacy is in full swing, fueled by Apple Computer’s new status as the world’s richest corporation…

…CEO Krugman would form an Apple, union, and federal government partnership to redirect Apple from frivolous entertainment and networking products to applications that save energy, reduce pollution, and contribute to the general well being of mankind. Apple and union representatives agree to meet regularly with their counterparts in the energy, commerce, and transportation departments to decide on product development and financing…

…Steve Jobs would be hard pressed to recognize Apple after CEO Krugman has applied his progressive policies to it…

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