Fake Steve Jobs on outsourcing in China

From Fake Steve Jobs: I’m really thinking maybe I shouldn’t have yelled at that Chinese guy so much

all know that there’s no fucking way in the world we should have
microwave ovens and refrigerators and TV sets and everything else at
the prices we’re paying for them. There’s no way we get all this stuff
and everything is done fair and square and everyone gets treated right.
No way. And don’t be confused — what we’re talking about here is our
way of life. Our standard of living. You want to “fix things in China,”
well, it’s gonna cost you. Because everything you own, it’s all done on
the backs of millions of poor people whose lives are so awful you can’t
even begin to imagine them, people who will do anything to get a life
that is a tiny bit better than the shitty one they were born into,
people who get exploited and treated like shit and, in the worst of all
cases, pay with their lives.

When I first read the post, I thought it was probably a little tasteless for Fake Steve Jobs to be commenting on the suicide of a worker at one of Apple’s contract manufacturers in China, but his take is absolutely spot on.

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