Description: Donald Trump has put pressure on US automakers to keep manufacturing jobs in America. But what about Apple? The wealthy computer maker doesn’t actually make its devices in the United States. Globe and Mail columnist Eric Reguly points out that many of Apple’s products owe a debt to government funded technological advances, so perhaps it should face some pressure to build things at home.
Date: January 20, 2017
1) What do you think of the arguments posed by Eric Reguly?
2) If you were a financial advisor to government, what steps would you take to encourage manufacturers who have benefited from government-funded technology advances to create jobs in their home country?
3) The article talks about Apple’s responsibility to shareholders. In what chapter of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making can you find discussion of a shareholder’s rights?