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Tim Cook On Apple’s Future: Everything Can Change Except Values | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they canโ€™t influence or change things a lot. I think he would probably call that a limited life. And more than anybody Iโ€™ve ever met, Steve never accepted that.

He got each of us [his top executives] to reject that philosophy. If you can do that, then you can change things. If you embrace that the things that you can do are limitless, you can put your ding in the universe. You can change the world. โ€” Tim Cook

via Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

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White people who wear cowboy hats while profiting from government subsidies just donโ€™t fit the stereotype

“American conservatism used to have room for fairly sophisticated views about the role of government. Its economic patron saint used to be Milton Friedman, who advocated aggressive money-printing, if necessary, to avoid depressions. It used to include environmentalists who took pollution seriously but advocated market-based solutions like cap-and-trade or emissions taxes rather than rigid rules. But todayโ€™s conservative leaders were raised on Ayn Randโ€™s novels and Ronald Reaganโ€™s speeches as opposed to his actual governance, which was a lot more flexible than the legend. They insist that the rights of private property are absolute, and that government is always the problem, never the solution.”

Paul Krugman