Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Dec 2008 17:15 UTC, submitted by Michael
In the News In a muckraking Spiegel.de article, suppliers to well-known computer manufacturers are accused of mistreating workers and violating Chinese labor law: "According to a Hong-Kong based human rights organization, working hours total up to 370 hours per month, workers aren't receiving the legal minimum wage and in the run-up to Christmas, days off are cut out entirely." One of the reasons that high tech hardware has become so widespread and useful is because it's so inexpensive. As this article demonstrates, this affordability can come at a price.
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RE[2]: shit happens
by evangs on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE: shit happens"
evangs
Member since:
2005-07-07

Somewhere on the order of 30,000 people starve to death every day.


And they come from countries where the tyranical dictator who runs the local scene lives in lavish style. But whatever right? It's always the fault of the West. They are either too interventionist or not interventionist enough -.-

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RE[3]: shit happens
by Soulbender on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: shit happens"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

And they come from countries where the tyranical dictator who runs the local scene lives in lavish style.


Dude, we're not talking about the U.S.A.

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RE[4]: shit happens
by evangs on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:26 in reply to "RE[3]: shit happens"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

If you truly think that, I suggest you go live in China/Zimbabwe for a year.

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RE[3]: shit happens
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 17th Dec 2008 18:32 in reply to "RE[2]: shit happens"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Not always dictator related. Although that is a common element. Sometimes a country is just poor, had no natural resources or industries, poor soil, and is hit by a drought or some other natural disaster.

Don't let blame get in the way of doing the right thing, unless you want the world to look like New Orleans post Katrina.

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RE[3]: shit happens
by wanderingk88 on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:39 in reply to "RE[2]: shit happens"
wanderingk88 Member since:
2008-06-26

And most of times it's the US backing such dictators.

Go read a book on history.

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