The following story is based on true events. Mike Daisey is not a journalist, he is a performer and storyteller. While everything in this story may not be fact, the message behind it is clear. It is easy to assume that the electronics we use are assembled by other machines, but this is generally this is not the case. China is a source of cheap labor, but that does not mean the laborers are exploited or mistreated.

Mike Daisey wants us to raise questions. In fact, this show is an example of why you should always think for yourself and question what others tell you. Check sources and do independent research before you pass off others’ beliefs as your own. Again, this story is not entirely fact. Knowing that, what message does it convey to you?


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