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 Wow. So thoroughly wrong. First, Apple - a corporation - has both issued and bought back shares over its course of existence since the IPO. Furthermore, it uses stock grants and options as a talent acquisition and retention tool. Second, it's not a matter of a corporation owing something or not to its shareholders. That's like saying your car - an asset - doesn't owe you anything. Shareholders own the company. There is no "Apple" except the one the shareholders own. The...
Umm. Shareholders own the company and would have to approve the move. I think starting the proposal with "screw you, shareholders" wouldn't be the best management strategy for going private. Taking a company private, by the way, is done by investors who see significant untapped value in a company. Management teams very often are not the drivers of such a strategy.
isnt the prison sentence the punitive part.Seems to irrational to force people to live on the fringe. It's a serious contributor to recidivism.
Such a perfect point. Businesses aren't "private". They are, by definition, quite the opposite. Don't want to serve gays, lesbians, blacks, Mexicans, whatever. Don't start a business. Done. Businesses aren't "private property", either. They are regulated artificial entities allowed for the sole purpose of benefiting society.
That's such a silly and so widely rejected theory of constitional law, it's hard to take it seriously. For the last 150 years (with the passing of the 14th Amendment) this interpretation of the 10th Amendment has been soundly rejected. But it never stops armchair lawyers from trotting it out.
1. Depression - It isn't and hasn't been since 1939.2. Infrastructure is government funded. Cut government funding and there's less infrastructure funding.3. Unemployment - lower than Jan 20094. Education system - Government funded. Less money is less funding.5. Illegal immigration - actually there is a "deficit" of immigration as more "illegals" leave than come..but worth noting a strong correlation to immigration - legal or otherwise - to strong positive economic...
There's a fundamental problem with non-solicitation and non-compete clauses - they attempt to bind parties to restrictions without actually involving those parties.   There really shouldn't be ANY enforcement of such provisions in an agreement, even against those who sign them - which is often done in a state of duress and only during a person's employment - imagine your boss insisting on you signing restrictions after you've been hired and with no consideration.   If...
Unions gave us the 40 hours / 5 day work week. Understanding the role of unions in American labor history is pretty important. Specific to the Bay Area, you have to pay people living wages and that is much higher in the Bay Area. $50k a year is barely covering rent.
There's quite a bit more evidence than that. Just one of them is that you don't hire the head of R&D at Mercedes for too many purposes. Helping design a car is a pretty obvious one of them.
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