Whither Saint Jobs
Steve Jobs, patron saint of bohos and hipsters, has his halo tarnished by class-action discovery, and it couldn't happen to a more deserving asshat:
In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators.
It's amazing to me how the clueless "tech-savvy" aspiring class can't contain themselves, lapping up the shit of fashionable plutocrats (Jobs), and politicians (Obama), who offer them feel-good, affirming cultural validation.
Here is a fabulous section of this article:
The secret wage-theft agreements between Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar (now owned by Disney) are described in court papers obtained by PandoDaily as “an overarching conspiracy” in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, and at times it reads like something lifted straight out of the robber baron era that produced those laws. Today’s inequality crisis is America’s worst on record since statistics were first recorded a hundred years ago — the only comparison would be to the era of the railroad tycoons in the late 19th century.
Do Robber Barons give reach-arounds?