Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Steve's Jobs (Film)

From Wikipedia:

The film is set at various stages in the career of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender).

Flashbacks show Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Rogen) and Jobs creating the Apple II, revealing that Wozniak's ideas made the product successful. Jobs then discusses company politics with CEO John Sculley (Daniels); they talk about Jobs' life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up.

Bored with the computer industry, Jobs starts working as a surf instructor, topping up his income by playing saxophone in a nightclub. A stint as a car mechanic doesn't end well after he is sacked for consistent lateness and slapdash attitude, although he progresses to become the garage's most successful used car salesman of 1989.

In the 1990s, sickened with the false patter of the used car trade, Jobs retrains as a school bus driver.. He becomes a popular figure with teenage students at George Washington High in Outer Richmond, where he also works as a janitor, before sadly dying of cancer at the age of 56.


Random said...
Hey Mark any view on this proposal by Bill Mitchell?
"Land Value Capture this aims to ensure that those who gain windfall profits from land holdings that skyrocket in value because of a particular government decision (rezoning, infrastructure project etc) pay for some or all of the project.

The capture would occur over the life of the project rather than be an upfront charge to the land owner.

The mechanism is simple:

1. Government reveals plans for an infrastructure project.

2. It revalues the land before the announcement and then on a periodic basis after that.

3. Each year, the landowner pays a proportion of that value increase.

4. At some point the government pays off the debt that was incurred to fund the development of the project.

5. This would allow the public transport system, for example, to run at strict marginal cost – so the public would enjoy low transport fares and the maintenance of the infrastructure would be covered by the VC."

Mark Wadsworth said...

R, as I have said before, the kind of tax that sits best with MMT is of course LVT. It's all straight lines.