- Jul 10, 2006
Kudos to Apple for being dragged kicking and screaming into providing a step above slave conditions?Government regulations are just one of the reasons the manufacturing went to China: a significant amount of the raw materials are in abundance in China, cheaper labor costs, and virtually non-existant regulations from the government as far as human rights and environmental concerns, etc. You might want look at some from the air pictures of Beijing to put non-governmental regulations, as far as air quality is concerned, into perspective.
Kudos to Apple and to the people who forced them to take a hard look at their labor practices! As the social media networks grow and people are made aware of companies bad practices we'll hopefully see a lot more of these actions; or to put it another way, one down, several hundred thousand to go.
It's great that people are getting involved and are sometimes able to force change, but private sector companies are fully capable of regulating themselves if they choose to; but when they don't and people can't make them change, then the government needs to step in. Besides, it's really not the governments, or peoples, fault that companies don't choose to act ethically or legally, is it?
Damned inflation, look what it's done to kudos.