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    Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Jobs wasn't asking Obama to create the same business environment as Rwanda or even China. He was a classical liberal, not a shill for the failures of statism. And he was a capitalist.

    Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO warn Obama? - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com

    Steve Jobs told President Barack Obama he was “headed for a one-term presidency,” citing the U.S.’s competitive disadvantages with China and a “crippled” education system, a new biography of the former Apple CEO indicates.

    “You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” Jobs told Obama in a meeting last year where he asserted that the White House needed to be more friendly toward business, according to the Huffington Post, which obtained a copy of Walter Isaacson’s forthcoming book, “Steve Jobs.”

    Jobs also told Obama that “regulations and unnecessary costs” put the United States at a competitive disadvantage with China, where companies can build factories more cheaply.



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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Jobs wasn't asking Obama to create the same business environment as Rwanda or even China. He was a classical liberal, not a shill for the failures of statism. And he was a capitalist.

    Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO warn Obama? - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com
    I think there are regulations here I can live with:

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Is that what Steve Jobs wanted from Obama?

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Is that what Steve Jobs wanted from Obama?
    You seem to have all the answers to your own questions. So you tell me.

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Steve Jobs would have fouled the air over Cupertino if we let him?

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

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    Steve Jobs would have fouled the air over Cupertino if we let him?
    No. He would have put it where poor people live that rich people will never decide they want.
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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Is that what he asked from Obama?

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Jobs wasn't asking Obama to create the same business environment as Rwanda or even China. He was a classical liberal, not a shill for the failures of statism. And he was a capitalist.

    Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO warn Obama? - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com
    Let's not go overboard and say he was a classical liberal. The libertarians might have some qualms there. He was left of center (still influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s), but yes, he was a capitalist.
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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Let's not go overboard and say he was a classical liberal. The libertarians might have some qualms there. He was left of center (still influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s), but yes, he was a capitalist.
    What disqualifies him as a classical liberal?

    Yeah, he spent his entire life creating things many millions of people liked and bought and found useful. He knows more than someone else who spent his entire adult life protesting and tearing things down.

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    Re: Steve Jobs biography: Did Apple CEO Warn Obama?

    Was Job's a capitalist or a pragmatist? either way there are legions of Apple owners that think Job's was God! Doesn't matter.. Liberals are liberals first.. Always!


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