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Friday, March 30, 2012

Irrelevant points of view

CNN reports on how Apple products in China are being made by underpaid Chinese. They earn US Dollars 2 per hour.

This is equivalent to about Indian Rupees 20,000 per month. In Calcutta, a young man earning Rs. 20,000 can rent in the poshest areas of the city for about Rs. 10,000, eat extremely well for Rs. 6000 and use the balance for transport, entertainment and savings.

He would have a somewhat better standard of living than a young American earning $3000 per month in say, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Is the American point of view about the rest of the world becoming increasingly irrelevant?