In the News
DRC miners toil for 30p an hour to fuel electric cars
Lots to ponder here - the global supply chain, derived demand, value added, electric cars and so on.
However, I read the article as a human being first and economist second.
Congolese workers describe a system of abuse, precarious employment and paltry wages – all to power the green vehicle revolution
The fact of the matter is that workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are working in unsatisfactory conditions for low pay; however, we shouldn't be surprised by this, given the level of development and the fact that health and safety legislation is a luxury good.