“We’ve known about labor abuses in some factories for four years, and they’re still going on,” said one former Apple executive who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements. “Why? Because the system works for us. Suppliers would change everything tomorrow if Apple told them they didn’t have another choice.”What amazes me is how many trendy sorts gotta have the latest and greatest Apple products--and yet insist on "fair trade" coffee.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Why Apple Products Are So Cool!
Because they are made under conditions that would be unlawful for a U.S. maker. Karl Denninger has a very depressing article at Market-Ticker about the conditions and wages of the workers building your cool Apple toys. He quotes a former Apple executive to the effect that: