Comments on: China’s ‘Apple authoritarianism’ http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LordOfTime http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2770 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:48:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2770 Paats-W,

Unfortunately, that won’t work here in the United States of Amassing. We don’t want to sully our collective conscience with working conditions of those who make our toys, we just want them cheap.

I can start a company that makes everything here in the States from parts made here in the states and I would go broke because I couldn’t afford to sell the widgets as cheaply as Chinese imports would go for. It comes down to simple math.

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By: Paats-W. http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2702 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:33:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2702 if you organise 8 hours shifts to produce Apple toys, you will employ more people and treat them like humans; the massive pile of cash stored by Apple looks now obviously like belonging to the poor damned chinese workers; just do not outsource to any working condition not acceptable to yourself; and the intermediaries who abuse the workers and the trust of good faith customers are not worth their political or business jobs; they need to resign and start from fresh, joining the Chinese queue at Apple’s door.

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2700 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:11:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2700 Jesus, you make it sound like Apple invented the lightbulb! All they did was take what everyone else was doing and make it look better and smoother – and now we learn they did this at the hands of slave labour. I’ve never liked Apple products and now that the cult-leader has past all the mindless followers are starting to question as well. ‘Bout. Frickin. Time.

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By: lhathaway http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2699 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:38:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2699 So far China has been ruthless in its suppression of democracy. And I think it’s true that China is exporting its dictatorial attitudes to the US or at least to the corporations that do business with them. It may not be long before a Chinese style communism invades the US. We have already lost our belief that all are created equal under the law. Now we believe that those who are wealthy deserve special treatment which is in some ways similar to the governing elite’s control in China.

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By: jmmx http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2698 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:26:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2698 Odd that we cast stones at China when here democracy is being eroded. In particular the ability of large corporations to manipulate elections via unlimited advertising, lobbying, and political donations etc. is destroying democracy.

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By: Paats-W. http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/02/24/chinas-apple-authoritarianism/#comment-2696 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:03:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1550#comment-2696 yes; that’s what is happening; thank you Chrystia for being our eyes an ears;
just keep manufacturing next door chavs;
some “long distance” digital fun might be OK if infrastructure follows software!!!

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