Taxpayers/ Public Funds Brought Smart Phones by Mariana Mazzucato

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All personal achievement would have been impossible without state investment in roads, schools, hospitals, airwaves, health and food safety. The Internet, the touch screen and smart phones would not exist without state funds. Steven Jobs and his people only combined several technologies and gave them a cool design. This state share is completely faded out in the conventional narrative of business history.

Government of the people, by the people and for the people is subverted when the state becomes the “errand boy for the banks” (Bill Moyers), when the people are demeaned for “dependence” and/or laziness. More workers paying more taxes, closing tax havens and restoring progressive taxation are the obvious solutions to declining state revenues.

to read the interview with Mariana Mazzucato, a professor in Sussex, Germany, visit

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/01/428942.shtml

more www.foreffectivegov.org, www.nextnewdeal.net, www.progressive-economics.ca, www.onthecommons.org and www.therealnews.com
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re: Public Funds Brought Smart Phones
by PhilfromOhio
Jan. 12, 2015 10:39 am

Why sweat the potholes when you can take your corporate jet?

Why worry about public schools when you are using private schools?

Why fret about the health care system when you belong to a concierge doctor system.

Why deal with rising sea levels when you can visit any vacation property you choose in the world?

As Mitt the Twit would probably put it, the middle class is for suckers and taxes are for losers!
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