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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

January 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Vote: Apple and me

This week’s reporting by the New York Times has raised awareness of the horrendous conditions in China where most of Apple’s products are made, as well as the loss of critical high-tech manufacturing jobs in the United States. Apple isn’t the only offender: Most of the gadgets that we buy are produced under similar circumstances by nominally American companies. But Apple has enjoyed and profited from its status of a particular American icon.

Ultimately, however, American consumers are enabling this behavior. So, today’s poll:

After the Apple revelations

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