The hero of Mitch Daniels’s Republican address to the nation was Steve Jobs.
The problem, of course, is that a current Apple executive claims, “We don’t have an obligation to solve America’s problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible.”
Or, for that matter, given the number of attempted and threatened suicides at Foxconn Technology, Apple’s key supplier, to solve China’s problems.
But like the rest of the apples in the barrel, the strategy is benefiting Apple itself: today it posted earnings of $13 billion, or $13.87 per share, more than double the $6 billion, or $6.43 per share, a year ago.