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Democracy & Technology Blog Dueling Starbucks Workstations

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:
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.”
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.