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

C.H. Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Arugula: God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for less offensive sins than are going on in America today.

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...