Posts Tagged ‘apple’

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 328 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 314 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a...  [read more]

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    More Polarization

    Jul 6, 12 • 251 Views • No Comments

    On Apple’s website, they say that they are responsible for creating 514,000 jobs. Apple cites 304,000 jobs in transportation, manufacturing and engineering that directly and indirectly relate to Apple design, production and distribution. Beyond, they...  [read more]

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    Standing In Line

    Apr 15, 12 • 376 Views • No Comments

    Walking along 56th Street in NYC, maybe a half block before 5th Avenue, I always see people on line. (New Yorkers say on line. Almost everyone else says in line.) They are waiting to enter Abercrombie & Fitch. Usually we associate an economic cost with a...  [read more]

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    The Apple I and the iPad

    Mar 19, 12 • 300 Views • No Comments

    Steve Jobs had been pruning Gravenstein apple trees at the All One Farm and was on one of his “fruitarian diets” when he and Steve Wozniak tried to figure out a name for their new firm. Rejecting Matrix, Executek and Personal Computers Inc., Jobs...  [read more]