Slavery Alive And Well In South Asia
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  • Luke Lea

    Keep in mind, however, that the abolition of child labor is a luxury that underdeveloped countries cannot afford. There were bonded children in Scottish coal mines 200 years ago. A terrible human price has been paid to build the modern world — and still is being paid in places not yet modern.

    As Jesus said: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Capital itself is a kind of stored servitude; it is the accumulated crime and sacrifice of centuries, plus interest. It should not, shall not, own us.

  • Riki Tiki Tavi

    Skinner is a polemicist, not an analyst.

    The words “slave,” “serf,” and “bondman” have very specific meanings in the social sciences. They are not interchangeable, nor are the differences in meaning insignificant. For an analyst to conflate these concepts is to exhibit ignorance.

    Not your smartest post.

  • JKB

    Funny, the author of the linked article skips right over the British Coolie trade that carried “indentured’ servitude for Britain right up until the Empire started collapsing.

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