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Is Ralph Nader right about Apple’s Texas campus?


Activist Ralph Nader has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook urging the company to refuse the nearly $30 million in Texan taxpayer money already pledged to lure the company to build a $304 million campus in Austin, says Elspeth Reeve for the Atlantic Wire. The money is nothing compared to Apple’s enormous profits, Nader says, but would mean a lot to Texas public schools. Nader writes:

“Already Texas public schools have laid off 32,000 workers, including 12,000 teachers. Another round of $2 billion in funding cuts from the state government is coming this September. Who needs $21 million (plus another $14.5 million) more: the bulging corporate treasury of Apple or the school children of Texas?”

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