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Slavery: A hidden cost to people/environment of technology

Re: Slavery: A hidden cost to people/environment of technolo

Unread postby SeaGypsy » Sun 07 May 2017, 05:31:06

Depends what you count & don't. Slavery as in zero wages, right to essential survival inputs in return for essentially all of your productivity, probably about right. But there is a huge grey area, where people work in near slave like conditions, paid enough to save a few third world relatives from starvation, but not enough to ever get out of this situation. Much of the world is like this. If you are an Asian worker in the Middle East, you will work 12 hour days, 6 days a week, for half of what local citizens get on unemployment benefits. A low skilled worker in many countries barely earns enough to survive. The definition of 'wage earner' versus 'slave' is very blurry at the lower half of the former.
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Re: Slavery: A hidden cost to people/environment of technolo

Unread postby onlooker » Sun 21 May 2017, 09:52:23

https://qz.com/970394/climate-change-ha ... g-victims/
Climate change has created a new generation of sex-trafficking victims

As times get desperate people resort to any means to make a living. This story precisely depicts that and also how if demand exists, supply will try to meet it. A kind of win/win in one perspective but can't deny that those selling themselves are victims. Sad story
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Re: Slavery: A hidden cost to people/environment of technolo

Unread postby SeaGypsy » Sun 21 May 2017, 17:09:25

Cultural prostitution has been around a very long time. It's increase coincides with economic disparity & overpopulation, moreso in countries with strong traditional gender bias.
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