Sources: This American Life [blog], [transcript], [podcast]
quote: The crocodile tears are shed by those excited by a chance to knock Apple but who were, and remain, silent on the worse conditions in the supply chains of other companies or products that they happen to like.
quote: The suicide rate in the Foxconn work force is lower than the national average suicide rate for China.
quote: Apples to oranges. Show me a comparison of the suicide rate between the workers in a United States factory and the workers in one in China and we'll talk. (Preferably show me the ones where the folks feel compelled to do the Dutch while on the clock.)