The Consultant: China's conflicted young workforce Monday, 14 June, 2010From the rash of worker suicides at Foxconn, which assembles products for Apple, HP and Nokia, to the recent strike at a Chinese Honda plant, China’s labor force is changing. But how? Well our iPhones are probably going to get more expensive. Michael Dillhyon gives us his usual no-holds-barred take:
The Consultant: Crying over spilt oil Monday, 7 June, 2010BP’s efforts in the Gulf of Mexico have done little to dampen the anger and frustration felt by many, as they wonder why the company is still in charge of responding to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Michael Dillhyon tries to shed some light on where the blame lies.
The Consultant: Free markets vs. state capitalism Monday, 31 May, 2010Business consultant Michael Dillhyon looks at how the global economic crisis has impacted on both free trade and state capitalism: Do emerging markets have a new model to follow in the shape of China?
The Consultant: A bleak outlook for Greece Monday, 3 May, 2010Yesterday eurozone finance ministers endorsed 110 million euro bailout to keep Greece from going bankrupt after the heavily debted country agreed to make unprecedented spending cuts. Michael Dillhyon gives his couple of euros over the ordeal:
The Consultant: Airline industry fails again Monday, 26 April, 2010Armchair vulcanologist Michael Dillhyon, having survived four extra days stranded at Disney World thanks to that Icelandic ash cloud, is back—and he’s ready to blow his own top: