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Steve Jobs may have been a lovable technological visionary, but his dream was built on sweatshop labor, says Mike Daisey, a monologuist who went undercover at Chinese plants where Apple devices are made. Click here to read a fascinating report on Daisey from the Associated Press.
Daisey says he thought iPads and iPhones were built by robots. Nope. They’re put together by people willing to risk crippling repetitive motion disorders and suicidal depressions for dirt pay.
I discussed the issue last year on Fox Business (see above), and click here to read the column I wrote on FoxConn Technology Group, maker of gizmoz by Apple and many other computer and electronics companies. Bottom line: The gadgets we have come to love and rely upon come with a price – and we’re not the ones paying for it.