Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Re job creation: less Apple & Amazon, more what’s ALREADY THERE.

Yes, THAT is the message from some Establishment pointy-head types at The Brookings Institute writing in Harvard Business Review: Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Apple, The FBI, Richard Burr & Big Brother

We’ve got an awful lot of folks out there thumping their chests and exhorting their law-and-order bona fides.  Heck, even Richard Burr is out there with legislation forcing cell phone companies to provide a “back door” for the feds. “We’ve got to let the FBI…

Posted in Economy

Steve Jobs, Rest In Peace

I agree with the characterization of Steve Jobs as our generation’s Thomas Edison.  Like Edison, Jobs helped spawn revolutionary technology that has had a major effect on our society. iPods and iTunes are pretty much responsible for changing the way we listen to music —…