[Ec1] As it turns to markets, things may be turning around in Argentina. I have three foreign leaders on my screensaver slideshow: May, Macron, and Macri.
[Ec2] If your “Case Against Google” leans heavily on the anti-trust case against Microsoft having had a positive effect by spurring innovation, you’re not going to convince me.
[Ec3] Asher Schechter makes the case that mergers are bad for innovation. This is an area where my views have drifted left to some degree. On the other hand… it actually makes a good deal of sense if the prospect of getting bought out by big companies encourages people to innovate with small ones.
[Ec4] Philip Berne argues that Samsung should ditch Android. They’re #1, but I’m skeptical their hold is that strong. It would be good news for LG and HTC, though.
[Ec5] When unemployment rates get low enough, employers eventually start re-evaluating hiring practices. Though it seems perhaps some, of course, start lobbying the government for foreign workers so that they might not have to.
[Ec6] Creative destruction requires destruction. Otherwise, you get graphing calculators.
[Ec7] How pharmaceutical company Novartis is bribing docs for prescriptions. All we ever got is coffee mugs and t-shirts, so I can only assume my wife is honest.
[Ec9] Economics, globalism, and the fall of Troy.