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Benjamin Barlow

"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is based on a now partly debunked accounting of Mike Daisey’s visits to Foxconn’s factories in China. Actor Jason Compton performs the controversial monologue at the Bartell Theatre beginning Aug. 31. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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David Michael Miller

A paper owned by unions is mocking and opposing a deal trumpeted as creating jobs. That’s because the Sun-Times understands what a colossal mistake Foxconn is. more

Aug 22, 2017 10:19 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Walker’s wildly liberal giveaway of tax dollars suggests a desperation to wipe away his failed promise to create 250,000 new jobs and the state’s consistently below-average ranking in job creation. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker has essentially said that he would support a $190 million annual tax increase on Wisconsin residents. Let’s meet him halfway and accept that tax increase — but look at an alternative for how we want to invest it. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Wisconsin taxpayers would subsidize each Foxconn job $230,000 to $1 million. These jobs would pay a third of what a family of four needs to live in the middle class. Plus, Foxconn would be allowed to move streams, fill wetlands and pollute waterways. more

Aug 8, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 12 Comments

The Foxconn deal isn't done yet. Will the Badgers learn from an allegorical tale? more

Aug 7, 2017 2:37 PM Madland

What will keep Illinoisans from taking jobs in Wisconsin's future Foxconn factory? That impenetrable border between the states. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM , Cartoons

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David Michael Miller

The iPhone maker’s plant in Wisconsin will reportedly generate 3,000 to 13,000 new jobs with an average salary of $53,000, plus benefits. But the company’s track record is troubling. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM OPINION

Rather than lavishing expensive gifts on big corporations that don’t need them, Wisconsin would be better off investing in public education at all levels, in infrastructure like roads, rail and high-speed internet, and in environmental protection. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:46 AM Citizen Dave 6 Comments