Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Monday, April 18, 2011
Jesse Jackson Jr. Blames The iPad For Killing Jobs
On the House floor back in March, holding an Apple iPad and an Amazon Kindle, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. proclaimed "Let me be clear about a few things. These devices are revolutionizing our country — and they will fundamentally alter how we will educate our children." Now it looks like Rep. Jackson has flipped, and is blaming the iPad for being a jobs-killer:
Here's a great quote about this from Jonah Goldberg, "It’s not often one hears the case for Luddism made with so much earnestness and, not coincidentally, ignorance," in a post on the Enterprise Blog appropriately titled "Somewhere Ned Ludd is Smiling."