Simple math has recently proven that Foxconn workers are actually happier than the general population! Here are the statistics. Recently, it was discovered that there had been 10 suicides at Foxconn this year. This being out of 486,000 workers, translates to roughly 2 suicides out of 100,000. This shows that the suicide rate is 2 out of 100,000 for workers of Foxconn. The latest Taiwanese Suicide Rate publicized (in 1999) has shown that the suicide rate for The People's Republic of China is 22.5 suicides out of 100,000 people every year. Given that the suicide rate may have changed since then, it would be of interest to compare it to the United States of America suicide rate, last publicized in 2002. The suicide rate in the United States of America is 11.0 suicides out of 100,000 people every year. Still a far cry from 2 suicides. Given that the year is not yet over (as the recent articles mention 10 suicides as of this year), it is not conclusive. However, given that the trend continues in the exact same pattern (A suicide rate of 2 out of 100,000 in 145 days of the year), it is safe to conclude, with a small margin of error, that the year will conclude with a suicide rate of just over 5 for Foxconn employees. STILL lower than 10 in the United States of America, and FAR lower than 22.5 for the general population of the People's Republic of China. It's ridiculous to point at that as proof that Foxconn is evil. This is just what happens when Journalists need a story. They made it seem like Foxconn is the source of these Suicides and must be stopped, when in reality a Foxconn employee is far less likely to commit suicide than the rest of the general population. I'm not saying Foxconn is a perfect place to work; the picketers and protestors speak for themselves. I just think it's wrong to mislead people to such an extent. That being said, there is no reason to look at Foxconn any differently than we have in the past, and even if we did, Apple wouldn't be to blame as they are not in charge of Foxconn. They are one of many companies that do business with Foxconn.