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Apple Faces Fresh Criticism of Factories

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Apple might have abandoned manufacturing supplier Foxconn in the wake of a scandal over deplorable working conditions in its Chinese factories, but it seems that labor rights violations are also rife at Pegatron, its new partner.

Tim Cook has tried to be a better person. Or at least, to look like one. Last year, Apple's CEO personally flew to China to have a look around Foxconn, the company's controversial supplier. Reports about migrant laborers' deplorable working conditions and low pay, as well as a spate of suicides were damaging Apple's image, so Cook promised improvements and also scouted around for new factories where the company's iPads, iPhones and computers could be produced. One of Apple's new partners is the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Pegatron, which operates several factories in China. But it recently transpired its workers are even worse off than those at Foxconn.

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They have more money (literally,) than the GDP of some countries and yet their laborers are forced to work in those conditions. Why not use "fair wage" labor? They already charge an insane premium on their products.

It's no wonder sociopaths make the best CEOs: it easy for them to separate emotions and business.

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I wish i was a sociopath !

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