The 1%: They’re at it again…

One percent of Americans now earn a greater share of income than at any time since the 1920s, according to this article posted today. The top 1% of income earners, those who earned more than $394,000 last year, accounted for more than 19% of all income reported to the IRS, while the top 10%, or those who earned […]

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What to do with Xbox?

Regarding my last post about carving up Microsoft, here’s a Twitter conversation with a good friend that merits some elaboration: @zmortensen Oh, and spin out Xbox separate from consumer? Crazy talk. — Jason Sherron (@cheapredwine) September 10, 2013 I believe that Xbox is not immune from the please-your-best-customer plague that afflicts the rest of Microsoft and kills […]

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Steve Ballmer: In memoriam

Today Microsoft announced that Steve Ballmer will retire from the company within the next 12 months, a move that the market applauded. It is hard to imagine Microsoft without him. Steve has more energy and passion for the business than anyone else on the planet. He’s a consummate salesman who loves his products so much that […]

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Gun Control: Four Must-See Graphs

Articles like this one began to appear soon after last month’s tragic massacre in Connecticut. The logic embodied in them is straightforward: Guns are designed to kill people, and more guns mean more dead people, therefore fewer guns mean fewer dead people. The reasoning is so patently obvious, in fact, that anyone who argues against common-sense gun […]

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Firing Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, do you have a minute? Why don’t you step into my office and close the door. Please, have a seat. I need to share some news with you. I met with the Board last night and we’ve decided that we need to make a change. Mark, we’re terminating your employment effective immediately. I […]

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