Life on the Global Assembly Line

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Analysis of Ehrenreich and Fuentes
Ehrenreich and Fuentes "Life on the Global Assembly Line", World Views, Third Edition, is ineffective because the witness testimony cannot be validated, the use of illustrations is illogical, their examples are based on unfounded information and their statistical data is often not substantiated by scientific data.
Ehrenreich and Fuentes' article is ineffective because witness testimony cannot be validated. Often Ehrenreich and Fuentes supply titles but no documentation. They present alleged experts with no names, disconnected assertives and carefully select only biased witnesses.
Ehrenreich and Fuentes quote "a Hewlett-Packard vice-president" who says "They live much differently here than we do…"
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The writers do not or cannot tell the reader where this information comes from. They assume that the only reason air conditioning is supplied and music played, is to protect the semiconductors and to prevent the workers from talking. Their failure to produce any written documentation and their failure to provide any reliable source, such as a plant manager or
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