In “Why Apple will never bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.,” David Goldman states that Apple employs thousands of its own workers and engineers in China and about 700,000 assembly workers through a contractor. When Obama asked the late Steve Jobs in 2010 if it would be possible to ever bring those manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., Jobs didn’t think it would be possible.
Which reminds me of a passage I read in this week’s reading of “Media-Citizen Reciprocity as a Moral Mandate.”
“In order for US based media conglomerates such as AOL-Time Warner, Disney, Viacom, etc. to continue to be profitable and to extend their reach, they rely on the government to protect their interests domestically.”
So in the case of Apple bringing jobs back to the U.S., I thought it was interesting that, in this case, it is the opposite–where the government must rely on a media conglomerate like Apple to protect its interests.