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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

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The cost of a human life

Published: Thursday 2010-05-27.

There has been several reports in the media lately about the surge of suicides at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, who are handling the manufacturing for several top-name brands, such as Apple’s Iphones. Still, the fact that people are demotivated enough to jump to their deaths is not something the market economy needs to care about, as there is ample supply of willing young workers to replace them. At least if one is to trust the market watchers:

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have told clients that these incidents would affect Foxconn’s image, but are unlikely to seriously impact earnings.

Kotaku quoting Reuters.

Scary.

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