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Does gorging on “poisonous” Apple make you a “Snow white”?

Very sobering and disturbing read in regards to business practices of number one company in the world.

Greed and absolute domination with no concern for workers’ rights beyond damage control to avoid PR embarrassment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 10:26

There's been a bit of a discussion http://www.mobot.net/outraged-tim-cook-care-worker-supply-chain-36430

It's sobering indeed. But the fact that the NYT is not exactly in a position to throw stones in the glasshouse that is our messed-up world makes it all even more sobering.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:15

PS: of course the, by now, "ancient" classic "No Logo" had similar and much worse examples of corporate ruthlessness... And by the time we have fully assessed Apple's evil impact, Monsanto will have us all killed or hooked on junk, anyway. And it's Mayans 1 : Us 0

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2012 at 12:48

A Chinese labour activist who actually compared various high tech sweatshops sides with Apple...

Qiang sided with Apple in the never-ending debacle regarding Foxconn’s sweatshop factories, praising the company for disclosing the serious events that have unfolded over the years, such as the suicides.

He specifically noted that HP and Dell, as well as others, don’t even come close to Apple’s transparency regarding these imminent problems. And he said that although Foxconn is a tough place to work, it’s actually one of the best in the industry.


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Labor-Activist-Clarifies-Foxconn-Debacle-250683.shtml

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2012 at 13:01

^ still doesn't mean Jobs was right when he basically called the Foxconn compound a "holiday resort"...

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