Skip to comments.How Many Laws Did Apple Break?
Posted on 02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST by Swordmaker
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Depends on how many new “laws” the administration has just cooked up that now show Apple “broke the law”.
Make some new laws to make Apple a lawbreaker.
They’re gunning for their overseas assets. Them and a lot of other companies.
I see they are not discussing govt laws. My bad. What I said though, off-topic, is true.
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Yes, it is. They tried to accuse Apple of Tax evasion in 2013. . . and even hauled them before the Senate claiming they paid no US Income taxes in 2012. Only it turned out they had actually paid more US Income taxes than any other corporation and 1 out of every 40 dollars every business paid in taxes in 2012 had been paid by Apple.
We don’t know...
Obama’s not through outlawing free enterprise yet.
With all of the FCC’s new fascist restrictions via “net neutrality”, we can expect apps, content, and software development to be strangled.
By Jean-Louis Gassée.
Seriously? The guy who just about killed Apple? Smacks of sour grapes.
Gassée is up there in the pantheon of Great Apple CEOS including Sculley and Amelio. That trio is the reason we dumped our Apple stock at 16 to salvage something.
They’re talking about economic and business theory ... the “theoretical laws” regarding that ... :-) ...
Interesting article. Apple has been the exception to the rule throughout its life. It is founded on different philosophical principles, but plays according to the same economic principles, as all other companies.
But those philosophical principles make for decisions that are unexpected in "traditional" business "laws".
I can't understand why people are surprised that a business that exists for the high- and mid-high end consumer market isn't ruled by the "laws" that were developed to explain the commodity market. Big "D-uh"!!
meanwhile, what were comments #2 and #4? Some nasty troll? or dupe posts?
No, it’s not sour grapes, but “praise” of Apple.
From past experience on these Apple threads, my money is on it being a troll ... :-) ...
Yeah, sadly that's probably the case. If so, I'm glad to see the Mod took them out. Too often the trolls and Apple haters get to trash the Apple threads with impunity.
I appreciate Swordmaker's resolve in continuing to bring these matters to our attention. As our economy continues to suffer under the oppressive, failed thumb of Obummer's criminal administration, it's instructive to see how an American company manages to thrive.
It's a lesson I wish more American businesses would take to heart. We have a hard enough time turning this Great Nation around; we could use the help of more successful American businesses.
For sure, Apple is a shining example.
Oh, #2 was my ping in which I made a humorous (I thought) comment about who might come running to this thread and what they might say. . . it was not appreciated by someone and the Admin Moderator agreed and sent it to Freeper Neverneverland. So I posted a more Caspar Milquetoast ping. . . #4 probably proved me correct.
Don’t worry Sword. The FUD Packers will be here. Moths to a flame type of thing.
Well, we needn't hyper-anticipate the predictable barrage from the trolls and haters. They are who they are, they'll be who they'll be. They're easy enough to ignore, and they usually eventually give up.
Anyway, thanks for posting this. I've always thought a lot of Jean-Louis Gassée, as the guy that brought BeOS to existence. There are days when I wonder what OS-X would have been like if BeOS had been chosen as the undercarriage instead of NeXTSTEP. I played with BeOS years ago, it was pretty neat.
BTW, what is it about the letter "e" that makes companies lower-case or subscript it:
BeOSAre we looking at the fingerprints of the Illuminati or something here?
If only they would incinerate themselves in the process... Maybe we could convince them of a glorious life-after-flame-out :)
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