Jul 2 2013

We can pay everyone a livable wage – busting the copouts

So I was reading this article about the increase in temp workers in the US, and their lot in life.

I don’t know the definition of slave labor, but this seems to be as close as you get could without legally considering people chattel.

As usual, reading the comments on Reddit tends to be as interesting as any article posted there, and there are a few points that always seem to come up when people talk about labor issues in the US.

Copout #1 – This is just supply and demand. Economic realities suck, but there’s nothing we can do about it.

This is an such a myopic statement. If a river suddenly started flowing through your house, I doubt you’d say “Water flows downwards, there’s nothing I can do about it”. Continue reading