If Foxconn’s Chinese Factories Are Now Automating Then Those Apple Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Some years back President Obama asked Steve Jobs about all those Apple assembly jobs being done in those vast sheds in China. More specifically, he wanted to know whether those jobs would come back to the United States, was there some way they could be brought back perhaps. And Steve Jobs’ response was simply that those jobs are never coming back. This is not something specific to Apple, nor China, either. Mass employment in assembly of anything is just not something that is ever going to happen in a rich country any more. It’s cheaper to use machines to […]

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