30. Where do ipods come from?

Today in Sociology we talked about the Industrial Revolution. The introduction of the assembly line by Henry Ford increased production incredibly, cutting the time it took to make a Model T from 13 hours, to 90 minutes.

The main problem with this high speed production model, was the dehumanizing of the workers. Instead of being treated like skilled craftsmen who used their intellect and abilities to assemble machinery, they were turned into mindless drones, performing a single monotonous task endlessly.

Thankfully this period in American history did not last long, as unionization and worker welfare was established in following years. But it still exists in other countries. Most people know that America is not the manufacturing economy that it once was, and that outsourcing production is cheaper then paying for it to be made in our country. But what does that look like?

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