“One-off moves don’t change the fact that tech giants are likely to continue to make vast amounts of money overseas, on which they often pay little tax.”
Original source: Squeezing more out of slippery big tech may even take tax reforms
A single wide-body Boeing 747 can easily carry 150,000 iPhones tucked into its aluminum canisters.
From An iPhone’s Journey, From the Factory Floor to the Retail Store
A nice discussion that highlights the complexity id trade policy and, thus, rhe high risks of fucking it up. I like this critique of trade criticism:
What makes Navarro’s critique challenging is that it’s not wholly wrong, at least from the American worker perspective, yet it’s not particularly actionable.
So often, that last part is overlooked: you have to actually be able to on something, despite the past. Until we have time machines, finding flaws and suggesting how we should have fixed them is little use on its own. Sure, you need a good analysis of history to figure out what to do next, but it’s deciding what to do next, and doing it, that count.
$2.3T estimated for global IT spend in 2016, with the US seeing the most growth, 1% in Western Europe, and growth slowdowns in India and China.
Source: 2016: the year IT sales will go sdrawkcaB • The Register