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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of irony.

either that, or I was using the poster's logic to illustrate how ridiculous his claim was that he can label a company as good or bad based upon one experience with one product from that company. Appreciate your lack of foresight on that though, and glad you could provide meaningful discussion and insight on the topic thumb.gif
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post #52 of 72
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either that, or I was using the poster's logic to illustrate how ridiculous his claim was that he can label a company as good or bad based upon one experience with one product from that company. Appreciate your lack of foresight on that though, and glad you could provide meaningful discussion and insight on the topic thumb.gif

Glad you could provide me with a dignified response that wasn't just a passive-aggressive quip. You seem flustered. thumb.gif
    
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I am tired of all these useless comments,can somone say somthing that contributes to this thread? a solution perhaps?

Tie patent/copyright protection to domestic production.
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Tie patent/copyright protection to domestic production.

Thank you!
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Glad you could provide me with a dignified response that wasn't just a passive-aggressive quip. You seem flustered. thumb.gif

I am flustered, not with you though even though I suppose I did just take it out on you. Tired of people looking at the problem like it's a single point of failure that's easily fixed by shouting "Apple sucks we should boycott them because we think their products are overcharged". There are so many products out there manufactured in sweat shops and "slave labor" it's not even funny, but everyone gets their panties in a bunch when they find out Apple uses these manufacturers and immediately blames Apple for the world's problems. Sorry I took it out on you
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post #56 of 72
the problem here isnt that other companies use slave labor, its that apple makes a lot of money and are american. the difference is that america is in debt, there are no jobs and a resession. if they made this muxh money, They can afford to give people jobs, but they dont.
A rich american company in a poor economy is supposed to be able to help the economy, instead they support economies in other countries, further hindering the american economy.
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post #57 of 72
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the problem here isnt that other companies use slave labor, its that apple makes a lot of money and are american. the difference is that america is in debt, there are no jobs and a resession. if they made this muxh money, They can afford to give people jobs, but they dont.
A rich american company in a poor economy is supposed to be able to help the economy, instead they support economies in other countries, further hindering the american economy.

Not as simple as you think. In America, we have something called labor union, who constantly asks for more wages. Then there is various regulations which drive the production cost upwards. Let's not forget that Uncle Sam charges high amount of taxes. Finally there is high minimum wages.

When you add all that up, it equals significantly higher production and labor cost. In capitalism market, business only goal is to maximize profit. If you want the other way around, where moral finds its place in the market, a centralized market, or communism, is what you should've been advocating.
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the problem here isnt that other companies use slave labor, its that apple makes a lot of money and are american. the difference is that america is in debt, there are no jobs and a resession. if they made this muxh money, They can afford to give people jobs, but they dont.
A rich american company in a poor economy is supposed to be able to help the economy, instead they support economies in other countries, further hindering the american economy.

This situation exists because most CEOs have no moral compass and falsely believe that it's acceptable behavior to use slave labor and out source U.S. jobs for higher profit than they would make by using U.S. production. The technical term is financial greed. Share holders want the biggest return and many also do not have a moral compass or care about slave labor as it does not affect them.

We live in a society where financial greed literally determines peoples lives. This is why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The financial divide in the U.S. is getting worse every year because our jobs are being out sourced for greater CEO annual bonuses and stock holder dividends. These unscrupulous CEOs are laughing all the way to the bank. They are viewed by many as excellent business leaders and pillars of their community. It's pretty sad if you ask me.
Edited by AMD4ME - 1/26/12 at 9:50am
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Well, this quickly veered off into politics as far as I can see.
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Well, this quickly veered off into politics as far as I can see.

economics =/= politics rolleyes.gif

Economic ideals are integral to the discussion at hand, it plays a major factor in how corporations do business and where they do business.
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