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Posted at 3:39 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Steve Jobs is Financial Times Person of the Year

By Hayley Tsukayama

The Financial Times has named Steve Jobs its Person of the Year for 2010. The magazine says that Jobs has had the most remarkable comeback in business history.

Citing the success of the iPad and Jobs's own evolution from tech whiz to a man ousted from his own company and then back again, Fortune says Jobs is at his peak now, especially as his Microsoft counterpart, Bill Gates, has moved out of the tech spotlight.

The article also coyly points out that "When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than [Time's 2010 pick for Person of the Year] Mark Zuckerberg is now."

You can read the article at Financial Times (free registration is required), or check out Fortune Tech for a nice excerpt.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 23, 2010; 3:39 PM ET
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Wake up call - the wealthy despise any support of the middle class, and big business seeks the Utopian dream/goal of having as few workers/employees as possible.

The wealthy don't want more people sharing in the wealth, as it means less fortunes for themselves to amass. Big business' goal is to have as few underpaid workers as possible. That's why the wealthy don't want to pay any taxes and their "trickle down" contributions are negligible at best. Why do so many jobs leave these shores every day for China? Because big business can become bigger and enrich its wealthy shareholders even more if they export good jobs into impoverished nations with sub-human quality of life standards like China & India, where average annual wages are under $3000!

Of course it's not their fault [the wealthy & big business]. That's what they're supposed to do. It's in their nature. Americans that are NOT part of those two groups need to wake up and stop catering to the notion that if these giants become even bigger, we'll all be better off. Are you better off now than you were 10 years ago? More than your parents were 20 or 30 years ago? Probably not.

The era of big business and the baby-boom phenomena are long over. It's time for Americans to take action and turn things around. For starters you might try refraining from buying a Chinese made i-crap from Jobs and start asking the big questions about what we all really need - it aint some over-priced tech gadget that supposedly "enhances" our life and experience!

Posted by: kenalexruss | December 24, 2010 4:41 AM | Report abuse

Steve Jobs has transferred more American technology to China then another American citizen ....... but not only that, he build the factories and trained their workers for free .......

Gee but the Chinese promised not to use any of this technology for military use ....... guess that makes it OK.

Thank you Apple for the great job creation in China ......... plus the Chinese military thanks you too, but in secret.

Posted by: bkarpus | December 24, 2010 5:22 AM | Report abuse

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