Perspective

4 08 2011

It’s official; Apple has more cash than the US government. $76.4bn vs $73.7bn. Zimbabwe has a GDP of $7.474bn.

On the way home at lunchtime I passed by a neighbour’s recently combined maize crop. The transporter must have spilt some kernels outside the fence because a man had dropped his bicycle by the road and was gathering up what he could find. I saw a dirty pile of some 3 or 4kg. I guess he didn’t really care that and American tech company has cash worth many times our GDP – his problems were far more immediate.