Originally posted by ClicheCalvicade
Originally posted by boncho
I hope anyone who criticizes this isn't on a computer... Oh wait...
Better not be online at all, in which case you can't offer your opinion on a forum like this one. Anyone who buys anything out of China supports these types of conditions. And while people complain about not enough jobs, these ones have all been sent overseas to places like this, and India, so the Western world can download the newest app, so we can buy crap at Walmart that is cheaper than anywhere else.
Myself I can live with the fact that I enjoy a lot of my luxuries off the backs of others. It's not ideal, but it is a thousand year old story.
The real question is can you?
You would be hard pressed to find any and I do mean any consumable product that hasn't been slaved over to bring it to market. It's the way the world is.
You're confused aren't you?
Just pay them more. Who says they can't have decent lives? You have enough money, simply fork out more. But that, you cannot do because you are satisfied with the status quo. Imagine if you were born elsewhere.
Now I'm confused. If you are suggesting I pay more for my phone (which stores wouldn't allow), the money would never reach the workers. Only way to make a difference is to become the decision-maker. I really don't see what you are suggesting. I understood bonchois point, its hard to find any product which isn't produced in China, and its incredibly hard to make a difference, and chances are even if you tried you wouldn't make a big difference if you succeeded. Hence he's just going to keep living, and he's correct that most people who disagree with the attitude would do anything differently.