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

China’s Comedy Noir: Doublespeak, Sweatshops, and the Shenzhen Electric Bicycle Ban

On last night's broadcast, Conan did a really funny faux-awards show for his audience. When the ridiculous Journey tribute band started singing about 6-year-old Chinese factory workers, the first thing I thought was, "okay, that shit is real and  shouldn't be joked about."  Then I thought, "well, actually, the fact that it's real maybe means … Continue reading China’s Comedy Noir: Doublespeak, Sweatshops, and the Shenzhen Electric Bicycle Ban