What is modern slavery?

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Also sales tax (slavery) and property tax (slavery) at our county level.
Where’s that poster who contends, in seriousness, they are (insert percentage here) slave because they have to pay taxes?
 
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.....That’s why we are pushing for new laws to protect workers and hold businesses accountable for exploitation occurring in their supply chains.
Im thinking if modern slavery ended we'd all have to tolerate an inflation uptick, as services and products would have to have a proper wage priced in. Not sure we're willing to tolerate that. We like our cheap stuff.
 
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Higher education should be taxpayer subsidized. It was to a much greater degree when I was in college and I am not strapped with debt because of that. And also, anyone who works for a wage is working class. Thats most of the population. We benefit from an educated and work ready adult population.
That would require people to change how they think about college, and introduce some much needed pragmatism into the process.

For instance,
In the Scandinavian countries that offer to cover the tuition cost via taxpayer money, it's very much a meritocracy (they have some strict entrance criteria, about half of people who apply get rejected, it's as high as a 2/3 rejection rate in places like Finland)
They put a cap on how many available slots there are to study specialties (like journalism, fine arts, etc...)


So in order for it to work, people would need to somewhat detach themselves from the notion of "it's owed to me to get to study this thing I'm passionate about"

At the end of the day, if there's only 6k new job openings per year in the field of journalism

...we don't need 90k kids a year graduating with degrees in journalism
 
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Im thinking if modern slavery ended we'd all have to tolerate an inflation uptick, as services and products would have to have a proper wage priced in. Not sure we're willing to tolerate that. We like our cheap stuff.

...and, gasp, more goverment regulation.
 
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Higher education should be taxpayer subsidized. It was to a much greater degree when I was in college and I am not strapped with debt because of that. And also, anyone who works for a wage is working class. Thats most of the population. We benefit from an educated and work ready adult population.
It is somewhat if it is a public school. That is why public schools are cheaper than private schools and public schools in state are cheaper than public schools out of state; because the reasoning is that the students (or at least their parents) are paying for the school through taxes.
 
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I am much, much more concerned about the types of slavery where multiple millions of people and children are forced into human trafficking, child slavery, debt bondage/bonded labor, descent-based slavery, and forced/child marriages.
 
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This thread was moved from News & Current Events as that forum requires a link to a current credible news article.
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