Modern Slavery: The Western World Doesn’t Get It; Or Maybe We Just Don’t Care

Yes, it’s rife in the developing world, but the West is highly culpable

Source: The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Slavery

It is often forgotten that the Western world was the architect of our current form of global capitalism that demands more and more goods through a reliance on cheap labor, because it is unwilling to pay their true cost. The need for cheap labor, combined with the desperation of the world’s very poor in a crowded planet, and with rising mobility, creates a whole class of people desperate for any income — even if it is only a pittance from an exploitative employer or a meager sum gained from selling their bodies.

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