Are you aware of the work conditions in Chinese factories such as Foxconn and does it influence your decision to purchase technological goods such as phones etc.
I have been aware of stories about suicides at the Chinese factory Foxconn but recently heard an interview with comedian and activist American Mike Daisey. It made me question whether I could ethically buy that new laptop or Apple iPad knowing the work conditions of those who produce them.
How does this knowledge affect your purchase decisions? What can and should consumers in the West do to try to change these work practises?
News article including interview with Daisey
News article about work conditions
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