Sunday, January 15, 2012

Apple Suppliers and Human Rights Violations Forge a Billion-Dollar Empire Through Virtual Slave Labor


The way you make billions of dollars becomes more clear from an article by Adam Satariano at Bloomerg headlining that Apple Lists Suppliers for First Time Amid Criticism of Working Conditions, writing that Apple, under intense pressure from human rights activists, has discovered all kinds of violations in 229 audits of its mostly overseas suppliers, including things like:
"[U]nderage labor; long working hours; unfair compensation; unsafe working conditions; and practices that cause harm to the environment".
 A 40-hour work week? Forget it.

Apple officially limits work at its overseas suppliers' factories to "a paltry" 60 hours maximum a week, 20 more non-healthy hours than a healthy 40-hour work week.

Worse, Apple's own audit shows that 93 factories (93 divided by 229 = 40%) worked its workers MORE HOURS than the 60-hour maximum, we presume at dirt cheap wages.

There were also cases of "involuntary labor".

Still wondering why there is unemployment in America?

where such highly profitable and evil practices are prohibited by law....


Germany, the Euro, Austerity and Growth: Are Prudent Government and Rigid Financial Discipline the Answers to Europe's Money Problems?


Jack Ewing has an article at the New York Times that will warm conservative hearts in his report that Germany Resists Europe's Pleas to Spend More.

As Ewing reports, leading economists currently wielding influence in Germany tend to be on the side of austerity and balanced budgets, arguing that prudent government and rigid financial discipline are the answers to economic problems in the European Union and in the euro zone.

Joe Nocera at the New York Times Points to NCAA Injustice


See More N.C.A.A. ‘Justice’ by Joe Nocera at the New York Times on how the NCAA abetted St. Joseph's University in keeping a basketball player from playing at another school after graduation from that institution, even though he had one year of eligibility left.

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