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Sour Apples

Jim Worth | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Jim Worth

It's time to find out whether Mr. Cook's testimony regarding tax reform was honest or just more corporate lip service. The American people are tired of receiving nothing but Sour Apples!

Steve Jobs and American Jobs

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Throughout the first decade of the new century, before the recession hit, wages lagged behind living costs for the vast majority of Americans -- because the top one percent were capturing such a large share of the economy's total productivity gains. Some of this trend was the result of globalization undercutting the bargaining power of U.S. workers; some of it resulted from weakened trade unions and minimum wage laws lagging behind inflation. So when we finally climb out of this jobs recession, perhaps we can belatedly confront these deeper trends. How to do that? Unions, wage regulation, progressive taxation, and government using existing powers that it seldom exercises. But what about manufacturing? This brings me to the other Jobs of my title, the late Steve Jobs.

Regulate the Rotten Apples: The Need for a New 'Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act'

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Kaye

Apple's size makes it exceptional, but it is only one of countless transnational companies which are able to choose efficiency and lower prices over employee rights and environmental protections.

Apple's Greatness and Its Shame

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Andrew Winston

Combine Apple's incredible earnings with the reality of life in its supply chain, and it's clear that the tech giant could afford to do much better by workers.

A "Capitalist Tool's" Defense of Apple Morphs into an Anti-Obama Screed

William K. Black | Posted 04.07.2012 | Technology
William K. Black

Contrary to a recent screed by Rich Karlgaard, taxing corporations is not an "anti-business" policy, and all modern presidents have taxed corporations. A "tax holiday" is an extraordinary subsidy to corporations that already pay an exceptionally low effective income tax rate.

Bring Fair Trade to Electronics

Yu Zhou | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology
Yu Zhou

Debates in the United States in response to these disclosures have been how to assign blame or whether consumers can force Apple to be more ethical. This is not enough. The problems are certainly not limited to Apple or Foxconn.

Workers Appeal To Apple Over Chemical Poisoning Fears

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

By Royston Chan SUZHOU, China (Reuters) - Chinese workers at a factory making touch screens on contract for Apple have urged the U.S. company to help...