More on the Foxconn/Apple Death Star

The Cross Pollinator

http://www.alternet.org/story/154043/iempire%3A_apple%27s_sordid_business_practices_are_even_worse_than_you_think/?page=entire

Their global dominance is forged in the crucible of China’s state-managed authoritarian capitalism. Since the 1980s China has starved rural areas to accelerate the industrialization of coastal cities like Shenzhen, where Foxconn first set up shop in 1988. Scholars who study China’s economy and labor market link rural underdevelopment to the creation of a massive migrant work force that serves as the foundation of the country’s industrialization. Deprived of many rights, migrants are recruited to work in Foxconn’s city-sized complexes by government employees with false promises of good-paying jobs that will help them escape rural poverty.

Question:  Is this a type of capitalism I’m supposed to endorse and praise?  It’s very profitable, as we all know from Apple’s earnings tidal wave.

Consumers are getting great goods at great prices.

It’s all good except for the suffering part of the production process.  But if you give it a minute, just…

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