Every single gadget I own was made off the backs of children in 'slave wage' countries.
This is Corporate Fascism through mass force, unlawful means and manipulation.
Corporations are working together to rig pricing and are using children in third world countries to make the toys, gadgets, computers, cars and every other thing we buy.
You need a computer, you have just contributed to child slavery no matter the brand you buy.
There are devices we need and depend on as individuals for all sorts of important reasons.
The masses rule the tech craze, buying every smartphone they can to Instagram and Facebook at subatomic speed. Others use it for porn and some as a platform.
Maybe we can come together to at least slow down the spending and demand better circumstances for the people who make the devices we so depend on.
Trust me, when I tell you that a 700 dollar smartphone doesn't have to be made by people making one dollar a day.
Those devices can continue to be made there, but the work should also be providing a positive influence, like an infrastructure and decent wages.
Corporations enslave us as well only our enslavement isn't so horrific.
The cool commercials, the pop stars, and athletes using the "cool" products has many people swiping credit cards they will not be able to pay back. Banks know this. Corporate companies know this too but hidden behind the whole "Self-control" excuse are amoral practices.
Why can't we make money and make the world a better place at the same time? There's more than enough to do it. Maybe there isn't. Banks seem to be losing control or at least, losing CEO's to sky rise jumping.
By the way, this has nothing to do with the economy. That's another issue entirely and one I only know of, via the experience of being poor.
That cost-effective line is bullshit. The markup per phone is enough to feed your family for weeks.
Using people the way they do, forcing them to work 20-hour shifts because the latest laptop is selling quicker than they thought. How can we condone this?
Like Morpheus said, 'there's nothing I can say that will make you understand. See for yourself.
Here's a documentary which explains how the federal reserve banking system, along with corporate companies, manipulate and enslave people.
It will hopefully shock and disgust you because that's the only way you're going to do anything about it...
Corporate Fascism: The Destruction of America's Middle Class.
Blog by T. Clavero for Freedom Pop RadiO