Apple's Appalling Ethics
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 06/07/2012 19:51
Earlier this year, Apple announced that it had hired an outside organization to investigate charges of forced overtime, child labor, and other miserable working conditions at the Chinese factories that make many of its i-toys. Then, just a few days ago, came a New York Times investigation into the low pay of American workers at the company's chain of snazzy retail stores.
For Apple customers with their heads buried in their iPads, the stories were a shock. But for environmental, labor, and other social responsibility advocates, the only new part was the publicity.
Veteran activists are constantly astounded --or cynical --at the way Apple has somehow been granted status as an "ethical" company.
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