Battle of Wits

Apple notoriously ran afoul of public monitors of labor conditions in China. Other firms have also been called on the carpet of international opinion over the years for debatable working conditions in suppliers’ factories, including Disney and Samsung. One group with claims to ferreting out such dubious corporate behavior, for example, is China Labor Watch. All this is illustrative of the fact that a worldwide social consciousness in business is gradually emerging. But will it be able to keep pace with the ingenuity and cleverness of those trying to conceal unwholesome factory practices?

 

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