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Democracy & Technology Blog Dueling Starbucks Workstations

BEIJING
John Rutledge showed you his “workstation” at the Starbucks just down the drive where we’ve been downing espresso and getting work done. Here’s my office:
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The famous Starbucks music mix is pleasant — the first few times around. Now it is burned on my brain, and everytime I hear those adult contemporary and light rock songs, I’m sure I will think of cosmopolitan Beijing.
Here’s the view just outside our “office.”
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Not quite Chairman Mao’s Beijing, is it?
-Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.