Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A grim tale of suicide and stock prices

Such a dilemma: If you pay workers more, maybe they'll stop killing themselves. But if you do, your shareholders may kill you -- at least figuratively speaking.
Here's depressing dispatch from the land where some Apple parts are made.
My next question is why the workers in the Taiwan sweatshops killed themselves in the first place. Was it only because they weren't being paid enough? What was unique about these sweatshops? Perhaps nothing. Perhaps sweatshop workers kill themselves frequently, but we hear about it only infrequently.

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