Turning A Blind Eye

Brian Klepper

If you have an hour to spare while exercising or traveling, make a point to listen to Mike Daisey’s fascinating and moving monologue on this week’s This American Life, describing his amateur investigations into the brutal working conditions in Shenzhen,┬áChina’s tech factories. While the focus is on Apple, the same plants make products for most major technology firms: Dell, HP, Samsung, Nokia and so on. It will give you pause about the real price of the tools and toys that we’ve come to rely on and obsess over.

Highly recommended.