Updated Friday, March 30, 2012 at 07:21 PM
After the investigative journalism of the New York Times revealed the sweat-shop conditions in China that go into making Apple's super-cool products, Apple engaged the Fair Labor Association to do an independent audit. CEO Tim Cook also visited a Foxconn assembly line in Zhengzhou this week. The audit confirmed major violations of labor law. There's a reason Foxconn has been plagued by suicides.
Now Apple and Foxconn (which also does work for Amazon.com and others) are pledging to do better. Among the reforms: Better wages and working conditions. What do you think?
Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:
The Week's Links:
Today's Econ Haiku:
Mountains, rivers, sound and sea
Plus a big coal port