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  •  If you're against a boycott (1+ / 0-)
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    By all means, keep the pressure up, but stopping doing business with Apple (or with China) is not a solution.

    then exactly what form of pressure would you recommend? Sternly-worded letters included with your order forms? Snarky comments on the "memo" space on the checks you write to them?

    The only option available to consumers that has any real power to affect them is our combined purchasing power. Our only real vote is in our wallets. That's the "magic of the marketplace", as our Rethuglican friends never tire of telling us.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 06:47:28 AM PST

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    •  I'm not as skeptical as the diarist (0+ / 0-)

      that the government didn't put pressure on China, especially on the major point of leverage, China's currency manipulation. A boycott is too broad a solution, winds up punishing innocent people, and would likely not be effective.  

      (I have an iphone 3, didn't upgrade to iphone 4.  no ipad.)  

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 07:43:46 AM PST

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