Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The technology of such appliances as iPad and iPhone have gained the admiration of many of it's users but the policy of Apple and similar companies should earn the hatred of most human beings. "Apple's problems with Taiwanese company Foxconn, which manufactures almost all of its devices, date back as far as 2010 when a string of workers committed suicide at a plant in Longhua, which employed between 300,000 and 400,000 workers. However the troubles have continued and last month 150 Foxconn employees threatened to leap from the top of a three-floor plant in Wuhan amid allegations they were paid piecemeal and were expected to work in a pressured environment without any training." (Daily Telegraph, 13 February) In its competition to cheapen production costs there are are no limits to the depths to which capitalism will descend. RD

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