China has more potential to boost productivity than Japan in the 1950s and South Korea in the 1960s. Whether that’s realized is a $15 trillion question. In industries such as financial services and telecommunications, where barriers to entry and preferential policies for state-owned enterprises deter competition, China remains far behind developed-world competitors. via China Potential…
The New York Times has run a follow-up story to their earlier excellent coverage of Foxconn/Apple China labor problems and mitigation efforts. The article ran early in the week, but I was only able to get to it this morning because of VPN (i.e., technical) issues. The basic take away from “Signs of Changes Taking…
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, it’s about Apple and is a big story. But three times? I’ve had enough.
Don’t you worry, China bashing politicians. You will not be heading out to your election campaigns this fall with an empty quiver. Partisan think tanks to the rescue!
Certainly looks like a clean bill of health to me, with Foxconn remediation efforts proceeding according to schedule.
It’s Thursday, which usually means another shocking report on factory conditions in China. Same goes for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Why would anyone assume that a very profitable company would pay its workers more than the competition? Dream on.
The latest flurry of stories about Apple and working conditions in Foxconn factories is a media circle jerk, not a discussion of breaking news.
If we keep doubling computing power every 24 months, why am I still working the same number of hours that I did 15 years ago? Something does not compute.