The iPhone suicide story raises several questions about ethics and the bottom line. One of the most interesting, perhaps, involves the issue of outsourcing in general.
Let's be honest here, a company like Apple doesn't get where it is by spending top dollar for manufacturing and labor. And that's how things like this happen—as long as the price is right, we'll look the other way. Obviously, there are shady companies everywhere, but the Chinese have a long history of unjust labor practices. So, my question to you is: with the economy being the way it is and people dying over a dammed phone in other parts of the world, would you pay more to have your gadgets made in the US? At the very least we have standards here.