It's a sad statement that thriving, innovative companies are the targets of bad publicity because of what they don't do. The government, and a healthly slice of the media, expect all companies to be capitalized the same way forever.
So when companies that don't need labor scale up - politicans and reporters as "where are the jobs?" When companies that can't be pinned down to a geography because their products are largely intellectual, they ask "where are the taxes?"
A sane answer would be "we aren't that kind of company, please go do something else," which has been the rule for Apple, Google, Facebook and so on so far.
As Rana Foroohar of TIME reports today, that time is coming to a close as desperately greedy corporations and activists looking for handouts show up where the money is - Silicon Valley.
There is also an Emmanuel Goldstein quality to Foohar's report - noting that with the banks in retreat they aren't as attractive a target right now for the envy crowd.
Tech is taking over for finance, which is finally being reined in via the Volcker Rule, as the focus of anger over the economic problems of our day. These include, of course, slow growth, high unemployment, flat wages, and corporations that appear to float above the problems of the countries in which they operate.
What's interesting is that while Foroohar in that paragraph attempts to show why it isn't anything the tech companies are doing that's drawing negative attention, she undercuts that notion throughout the rest of the article by decrying, for example, Apple's tax structures or Facebook's lack of job creation as if it made them guilty of something.