Category Archives: Apple

Say what?


I was so surprised to read this story from the Washington Post last friday.  As I told you last week, Apple has hired a new watchdog firm to review the practices of its contractor Foxconn.  Foxconn employs a lot of Chinese people … Continue reading

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Whoa big fella!


I came upon an article at forbes.com by Baizhu Chen, a professor of clinical finance and business economics at USC Marshall School of Business.  In his article Professor Chen boldly states that there is no relationship in this century more important to America than … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed….


Apple, still reeling from all the negative press from the NY Times piece on practices at their subcontrators plants in China, has hired a new watchdog to ensure that the plants are run in a safe manner.  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) … Continue reading

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A bit of good news


I was really happy to hear about the great jobs report that came in yesterday.  For those of you who didn’t hear, the U.S. economy added more than 240,000 jobs in January, about 100,000 more than experts had predicted.  The … Continue reading

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I’ll take an Apple that is not so bruised


Boy, Apple was the center of attention this last week, but not in a good way.  The New York Times published an article this week documenting the less than sterling working conditions at the firms Apple hires to build its … Continue reading

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You don’t deserve to assemble an iPhone!


This weekend’s article in the New York Times about why Apple doesn’t manufacture its products in this country has generated a huge amount of discussion.  The not so subtle message expressed in the article is that Apple would make iPhones and iPads … Continue reading

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One mustn’t upset the Apple cart!


Over the last few months, I have questioned why Apple couldn’t assemble iPhones and iPads in this country.  Tim Worstall of Forbes.com wrote a piece on my iPad post saying the reason Apple wouldn’t move production back to this country is because … Continue reading

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Is that a worm in my Apple?


In an earlier post, I suggested that Apple might consider reshoring the production of iPads to this country.  Apple has not yet acceded to my demands on that issue, but they are doing what they can.  Over the last few … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy take two!


I did a post recently on a report by the San Francisco branch of the Federal Reserve designed to convince us that the fact that we imported $365 billion dollars worth of stuff from China last year is no big deal.  Well, there … Continue reading

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Comparing Apples to Apples


In order to write this blog and my book Simply American, I read a lot of articles about Made in America issues.  Some of them discuss Apple.   I came across one of these the other day.  It was in the Atlantic Magazine … Continue reading

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