A Green and Bitter Apple

Yes, that’s right: Apple isn’t the best at everything. Apple's new fee structure for premium content not only risks anti-trust issues—its 30% cut is greedy, says TechCrunch.

Yes, that’s right: Apple isn’t the best at everything. You can’t read an iBook on anything other than an iPad or iPhone, compared to Kindle which supports a half-dozen other platforms and the E-ink Kindle reader, which is a vastly better reading experience than any backlit display to boot. Oh, and users also stand to lose out on the pricing competition between the two eBook platforms. Similar comparisons can be made for other services that could potentially compete with Apple’s products: music, movies, TV shows, and so on.

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Politics & Current Affairs
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White House slams socialism in new report

The 72-page report makes a case against modern policy proposals like "Medicare for All" and free college tuition.

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  • The report comes from the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), which is run by professional economists.
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