Apple Foxconn Labor

Much was commented this week about Apple’s China factories where American’s favorite phone and tablet computers are made. Being from a developing country myself, I was surprised to see such a big deal made about this “differing” labor practice in such countries when compared to Developed Countries’ practices. First, because when you compare absolute numbers instead of relative (%), statistics can scare or impress anyone. Take the $1.78 hourly wage and the board figure of $17 a month for example: $1.78/hr x 40hrs a week x 4 weeks comes to about = $284.8/mo income. $17 for room for what pretty much looked like my dorm room at University of Tampa,… Read More

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