A piece I wrote from the current issue of Shma Magazine.
The full text is here:
Recent news of serious labor abuses and alarming suicide rates at a Chinese factory manufacturing Apple products ought to disturb us greatly, particularly if the news of this tragedy is conveyed — read or viewed — by that very same device. Imagine, if you will, individuals enraptured by the magnetism of their iPhone screens — screens that also reflect the suffering and death of the workers who made them, sacrifices on the altar of these coveted electronic devices. It’s a tragedy of biblical proportions.