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The 8th Wonder of the World* (*wonder not guaranteed)

Josh Dzieza The Verge
In 2017, President Donald Trump and the Wisconsin GOP struck a deal with Foxconn that promised to turn Southeastern Wisconsin into a tech manufacturing powerhouse. Three years later, the factory — and the jobs — don’t exist, and probably never will.

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Do Corporations Like Amazon and Foxconn Need Public Assistance?

E. Tammy Kim New York Review of Books
What if, on the front end of corporate subsidies, the workers and residents on whose behalf deals such as that made with Foxconn in Wisconsin and Amazon in New York are ostensibly made, had a chance to weigh in?

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Luz Sosa: Take Off the Rose-Colored Glasses about Foxconn

Luz Sosa The Cap Times
If Foxconn establishes production in Wisconsin it will be in a highly automated capital-intensive facility that would not create anywhere near the number of jobs being bandied about. CEO Terry Gou clearly stated, "Automation, software and technology innovation will be our key focus in the U.S. in the coming few years.”Here’s reality: Cyber component manufacturing with large numbers of employees has mainly occurred in low-wage, marginally regulated countries.

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Foxconn in the EU

Dr. Rutvica Andrijasevic University of Leicester Academic Blogs
There has been much printed about how Foxconn treats workers in China. Here is new information about Foxconn in the Czech Republic and Turkey.

Friday Nite Videos -- August 2, 2013

Portside
Bradley Manning spied for us. 50th anniversary March on Washington. Growing an artificial heart. Save Chicago public schools rally. iPhones made by iSlaves? Fast food workers strike: the third wave.
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