randomjsa: Evil Twin Skippy: In Europe what passes for "health care" in the United States is considered an anachronism on par with the workhouses of Dickens or the flogging of sailors in "Mutiny on the Bounty." The crippling debt we crush students leaving college under is as distasteful as the Feudal system of the middle ages.You are a complete and utter fool. America has the best health care in the world. We also have the best university system in the world.
farkeruk: Bob Down: I suppose it's better than living under a box in a rat-infested subway or under a bridge.THISThe problem with the "improving working standards" is that they have a cost. Give workers in Shenzen the conditions that western workers get, and each iPhone will cost more. Apple might find somewhere else cheaper to make their phones, and then what do you think the Foxconn workers will do then? Well, they'll probably become peasant farmers, which is what they're trying to escape from.China is going through what we went through in the late 19th century/early 20th century and what South Korea went through in the 1950s. These working standards are only really bad by our standards. My grandfather would have had worse ones than this.Ultimately, if someone will do the job cheaper than you will, you'll be finding yourself another job.
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