The New York Times Exposes Apple, Foxconn, and the 2 Percent

In this case, the 2 percent refers to this: Fortunately for the bottom line, the touch-screen hungry public doesn't seem to mind: "In a national survey conducted by The New York Times in November, 56 percent of respondents said they couldn't think of anything negative about Apple. Fourteen percent said the worst thing about the … Continue reading The New York Times Exposes Apple, Foxconn, and the 2 Percent

The High Cost of Cheap Goods, Our American Life, and Mike Daisey

The Atlantic recaps recent events at Foxconn and notes that Mike Daisey will be on this week's This American Life: Daisey goes to Shenzhen, China, where Foxconn employs over 400,000 workers. He talks to both factory workers and businessmen, gathering chilling information about the situation at the factory, discovering suicide nets, 36-hour shifts, 27-year-old burn outs … Continue reading The High Cost of Cheap Goods, Our American Life, and Mike Daisey

Hell Freezes Over: Amazon.com’s PA Sweatshop Workers Endured Extreme Cold During Late Night Evacuations

Thank you, Spencer Soper, for staying on Amazon.  An excerpt from yet another Amazon expose filed by Soper at The Morning Call: On Nov. 27, someone activated the fire alarm in the Amazon warehouse at 3:26 a.m., forcing an evacuation, according to court documents. Amazon maintains the evacuation lasted approximately one hour and 45 minutes. … Continue reading Hell Freezes Over: Amazon.com’s PA Sweatshop Workers Endured Extreme Cold During Late Night Evacuations