The Grievous Bottom Line: Death and iPads

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Abby Zimet

A third person has died from injuries in the explosion at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, but you'd never know it from media coverage: You have to scroll through 30 stories about what it means for Apple profits, schedules and shares before you get to any that wonder what it means for our humanity. Still, some of us have to wonder: What are you willing to pay - in bodies not dollars - for your gadgets?

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