“I’m afraid that I coming to an unfortunate conclusion about some of these people protesting about the wages and working conditions at Foxconn,” Tim Worstall writes for Forbes. “They don’t seem to have much understanding of the world that they inhabit.”
MacDailyNews Take: What’s taking you so long, Tim? 😉
“The people at SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior) have released yet another report insisting that Apple and Foxconn just aren’t doing enough,” Worstall writes. “Yes, I am aware that working conditions there aren’t great and that wages, by your and my standards, are low. But that’s what being a poor person in a poor country means. Working hard at a bad job for little money. All of which is well known and so I really do find it terribly difficult to understand what SACOM are on about. Maybe the bright students are studying and the others are running SACOM?”
Read more in the full article – highly recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Stupid and Stupider Announcing Colossal Mendacity.
Ever notice that the stupidest “activists” are often extremely cloistered in well-to-do parts of the world? These wet-behind-the-ears wannabe-activist bozos with absolutely no sense of perspective and zero idea what “poor” really means would do well to get out and see a bit of the world before opening their pampered pie-holes and/or signing electronic petitions that aren’t worth a bucket of warm piss.
Also, for a wonderful example of biased, slanted, yellow journalism, check out Reuters today which starts with the lies right from the headline, “Apple assembly plant conditions still harsh in China: activists,” here.
Foxconn workers talk about jobs, working conditions assembling iPhones and iPads – May 5, 2012
Apple Foxconn petition maker Mark Shields a D.C.-based professional activist – May 3, 2012
Marketplace goes inside Foxconn, posts exclusive look at how an iPad is made (with video) – April 12, 2012
Liar Mike Daisey dumped as Cornish College commencement speaker, will not receive honorary degree – April 9, 2012
Apple supplier Foxconn cuts working hours; workers worry, question why – March 30, 2012
Fair Labor Association releases Foxconn report; looks to correct overtime, safety issues – March 29, 2012
Change.org petition calls for Change.org to retract petition against Apple; says based on Mike Daisey’s lies – March 21, 2012
Foxconn won’t take legal action against ‘This American Life’ after retraction of Mike Daisey lies – March 19, 2012
Foxconn glad Mike Daisey’s lies exposed; says media hasn’t gone far enough in reporting truth – March 19, 2012
Apple and the Daisey affair: Why did the company keep its silence, when it knew a year ago what we know now? – March 18, 2012
Apple firestorm leads Mike Daisey to change his ‘agony and ecstasy of Steve Jobs’ show – March 17, 2012
‘This American Life’ retracts story, says it can’t vouch for the truth of Mike Daisey’s monologue about Apple in China – March 16, 2012
Foxconn: The fire that wasn’t – March 15, 2012
Apple supplier Foxconn again lifts pay for China workers; 16-25 percent increase – February 17, 2012
FLA President: Foxconn factories ‘first-class; way, way above average’ – February 15, 2012
‘Slacktivism’ groups claim credit for Apple supplier audits over a month after Apple originally announced its plans – February 14, 2012
Thousands line up for iPhone assembly jobs at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou, China plant – January 30, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls New York Times supplier report ‘patently false and offensive’ – January 27, 2012
Apple audit led by COO Tim Cook prompted improvements at Foxconn – February 14, 2011
Media blows it: Foxconn employees face significantly lower suicide risk – May 28, 2010