This latest report neglects that many other items, from Samsung to Apple, our televisions, and our many other goods, are also made in China, and have less scrutiny than we’d like. Is it deplorable to make youth into slaves. Yes. Is it deplorable to make anyone work unreasonable hours in unreasonable conditions? Yes. But don’t single out Amazon, and neglect the many others who have no soul. Note also, that the youth may be what we consider schoolchildren, but at the age of 16, they are frequently considered adults in many other countries.
Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hours