February 7, 2012

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

A little over a week ago I listened to one of the most riveting stories I've ever heard on This American Life, Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.

Its the story of how Apple products, and many other goods consumed by Americans, are made by hand in what is the equivalent of a human sweatshop in Shenzhen, China. In the last week I've been reading CNN's Inside Foxconn coverage, and the New York Times published a story last week about the human cost of iPads.

No amount of irony was lost on me that I listened to the story on my iPhone. The whole thing is horrifying, fascinating and rife with opportunity to question my consuming ways. 

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