Oh, but just imagine the surplus-value, Owen. So dreamy. And with all that overtime pay (especially if one really expends one's labor-commodity over the course of several months), the worker may actually be able to buy an iPad. See, capitalism does let them enjoy the fruits of their labor. Sigh.If anyone ever needed to be convinced that capitalism does not confer freedom but actually stifles it, one need look no further than the fact that these workers sign an agreement not to commit suicide. Good God, if one can't even eek out the bare minimum existentialist gesture towards freedom in suicide, then something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Apple as enlightened, frictionless progress weaved into the fabric of post-ideological upper middle class life is created by the blood, misery, and despair of captive third world populations. Surprise!
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