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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 16, Issue 1 Week of January 7, 2013

 

***SNS***

The Globalization Issue:  

Labor vs. Intellectual Property

 

 

 

In This Issue

 

 

Feature:

The Globalization Issue: Labor vs. Intellectual Property

 

The Declining Importance

of Cheap Labor

Commodity and Energy Costs

Pro-Business Political Systems, Trade, and Industrial Policies

Company vs. Country

Top-Down vs.

Democratic Economies

Reverse Globalization and Merc II: Offshore Companies Onshoring

 

Quotes of the Week

 

Upgrades

 

Whales vs. Ranchers

UK Sees the Graphene Vision

 

Takeout Window

 

National Economic Destinies: The Household Download Index

 

Ethermail

 

In Case You Missed It...

Members Making News

 

Upcoming SNS Events

& Media Links

 

In Other House News...

 

New Members' Welcome

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?

 

 

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SNS Book Selection:

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, by Ray Kurzweil (Viking, 2012).

 

What is apparently new to Ray is decades-old news to SNS members: pattern-matching is the critical skillset in understanding the world around us. Ray brings an interesting anatomical view to this SNS paradigm. - mra.

 

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The Globalization Issue:

        Labor vs. Intellectual Property

 

Apple got caught in several misstatements over the last year, as it tried to defend its supply chain practices - specifically, the use of "Foxconn" (Hon Hai Precision) as a major producer of its products, at a time when Foxconn workers were throwing themselves off the roofs because of poor labor practices in China.

 

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