Tuesday, August 23, 2005

GM Minivans Chinese Style



Tuesdays are rough for me because of circumstances in my personal life. Not much time to do anyting I want to do, let alone spray my blog with my usual vitriolic synaptic activity.

A good friend of mine alerted me to this travesty, and I figured Kevin Wolf needed his blood pressure boosted (see his comment!) to counteract his medication.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kevin Wolf said...

Thanks for the nod. And at least the Top 10 thing is funny - one link that's okay to follow.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

Unfortunately with this kind of talk there's always the notion that the workers are given secure and happy jobs, when in reality the moment there's a poorer country who can undercut the production costs, it's not unusual for the companies to completely shift their factories to the new country to be exploited.

The Walt Disney company has made a career out of doing this the moment worker's try to unionise or ask for better working conditions.

Which is why my newphew won't get any Toy Story pyjamas from me, and the only Winnie-The-Pooh i want him to know about is the original one with the beautifully evocative b&w line illustrations, where they don't wear backwards baseball caps and Tigger isn't on a skateboard.

My sister was looking at a Mickey Mouse top for him, and I said 'There's a good chance it was made by a child not much older than him'. I'm glad to say she put it back.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Kevin Wolf said...

HFR: Ouch!

7:24 PM  

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