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Starbucks, The Tech Sector, And The State Of American "Progressivism"

Arugula76 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 1:09 PM
Wow - that's a whole lot of quotation marks. I'm somewhat unclear as to their necessity. Perhaps it offers the author a false sense of intellectual rigor. Let me try: Ok "conservatives", "traditionalists", or "real americans", it's time to grow up and stop congratulating yourself for "discovering" the obvious. So there are some individuals out there who believe in "social justice" but at the same time found and grow "innovative" and "profitable" companies, and this presents them with some "internal conflict". Wow. Pass around the PhDs and self-congratulatory back-slapping. However, I doubt you're equally troubled every-time you profit or purchase from such companies, as logical consistency has never been your strong suit.
aha40 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 3:53 PM
The lesson here is that if a business or individual doesn't agree 100% with the progressive movement, progressives will work to undermine them. Progressives should realize that this will happen in turn to each of them, one by one, if the movement gains power and tightens its definition of what is acceptable. Eventually, the leaders will want to eliminate others' opinions. That's what happens in a dictatorship, which is at the end of the progressive rainbow.
gsw Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 3:45 PM
"Please" dont't feel less of "yourself" because you can't see the necessity of "quote marks" "Reading disabilities" are nothing to be "ashamed of" and can be "overcome." Now to ease your "burden" I want you to know that I have read every "word you wrote," "considered it" in every possible "context", "parsed it", and just generally "mulled it over". It is completely "incoherent" -and a "whining"" diatribe" - but you did "mean" it to be - right?""""
Arugula76 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 10:24 PM
did you just quote a quote?

Clearly I'm out-classed. I concede to you good sir.

Something exciting just happened in San Francisco. And it should pose an intellectual challenge for those who call themselves “progressives.”

Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee beverage giant, announced that they will soon allow mobile telephone purchases in their stores. Get the new app from San Francisco-based Square, Inc. on your smart phone, order your drinks in the store, and – presto! - pay the bill with your iPhone or Android.

Along with this new approach to sales, Starbucks is also investing $25 million in Square Inc., and Starbucks C.E.O. Howard Schultz (a bona fide “food and beverage revolutionary”) will soon join Square’s...