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August 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Columnist is cynical
Rarely does Paul Krugman compliment any businessman or company for its success. [“Column: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer and the decline of e-empires,” Opinion, Aug. 27.]
Microsoft was under brutal attack by the Justice Department only a couple of years ago. The result was the competitive forces of the mainly free marketplace leveled things out.
Krugman seems blind to the invisible hand of competition. He does not make the observation that the marketplace of free enterprise works to everyone’s benefit without the ever-meddling hand of big government.
It would be much more fun to have a beer with an optimist like Steve Ballmer than a cynic like Krugman.
Frederic Weiss, Seattle
June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Lack of loyalty goes both ways
I am not surprised at the low number of people who are truly engaged with their work. [“Most hate their jobs, check out mentally at work,” Business, June 19.]
There is nearly no loyalty from companies for their employees. The larger the company, the less the loyalty. Profits are shared only with those at the top, while everyone else has seen their purchasing power diminished.
Under these conditions, it is not surprising that many people hate to go to work.
John Porter, Kirkland
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