Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2012 08:24 UTC
In the News Rob Schmitz, the Marketplace reporter who uncovered Daisey's lies, stated: "What makes this a little complicated is that the things Daisey lied about seeing are things that have actually happened in China: Workers making Apple products have been poisoned by Hexane. Apple's own audits show that the company has caught underage workers at a handful of its suppliers. These things are rare, but together, they form an easy-to-understand narrative about Apple." It's what I'm already seeing in the Apple-verse (and beyond): the actual issues that have truly and honestly happened are being shuffled under the carpet because some no-name dude I'd never heard of lied, as yet another way to soothe people's conscience. The west is exploiting workers in the east for a few percentages of profit margins. This is a reality, whether some dude lied about it or not.
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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Well, you're right and this exploiting is something we've been doing for hundreds of years.

But even so, the current financial crisis shows this isn't even enough and we still want more.

Soon China will buy the western world.

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