ICYMI: a robust BB comment thread on Foxconn, labor standards, and Pogue's recent column

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2 Responses to “ICYMI: a robust BB comment thread on Foxconn, labor standards, and Pogue's recent column”

  1. Rah El says:

    “Do we care enough about Chinese factory conditions to pay nearly twice as much for our (stuff)?”

  2. Rah El says:

    GAH. Here comes the rest of my comment.
    The question shouldn’t be if we care about chinese factory conditions, but if we care about our jobs being safe. Only if the working conditions and wages in china or elsewhere are comparable to western standards we will be able to compete with them. It’s no wonder producing in country A is cheaper than in country B if they have lower standards with everything, from protecting the environment over social security to work safety and wages. Either we get them to adapt our standards, or we’ll have to adapt theirs. 
    Hands up, who wants to live and work like a chinese foxconn employee?

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