How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work - From the NY Times

Why are we so bedazzled by electronics? Do you have a smart phone? - then read this. Face it, so much of what we desire is driven by designed obsolescence rather than true innovation. After all, while the information age is driven by the gadgets, it is the content that is important and not the gadget itself. 

Think about how much you love your glass screen, no matter who made it. Would you be willing to pay twice as much for it if you knew it was made by middle class Americans, who not only would pay taxes, but would also spend their income directly in our economy?

From the NY Times article, by By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day. . . . . “If it’s the pinnacle of capitalism, we should be worried.” JUMP
We should be outraged.


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