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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 09.07.16

September 7, 2016 Broadcast- Personal Computer Show, In The Computing News, Apple iPhone 7 Announcement,  Apple Watch Announcement, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall, Bureau of Labor Statistics Workforce Report, Tech Corner,   Anatomy of a Computer – Barebone PC, Why do lithium batteries explode? Discussion Topic,  Ageism in the Job Market Download this episode (right click and save)

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Jeffrey P. Snider – Worse Shape Than I Thought

If the Wall Street Journal meant to reach for reassuring comfort, they fell far short. After spending late summer last year and into the fall proclaiming that manufacturing didn’t matter (12%), the newest round of talking points are “false positives.” In other words, manufacturing and industry does matter, after all, but just “not enough” to tip into full recession. That …

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James Lyons-Weiler – The Pharma Bulls are Loose, and it’s the End of American Democracy

A free and open market is a conservative’s dream. Laissez-faire policies mean freedom of markets to explore, and evolve. Competition, the argument goes, drives innovation, and innovation means better goods and services for consumers. The natural checks and balances of supply & demand provide brakes on runaway aggregation of wealth, and all stakeholders – including investors, workers, consumers, producers – …