Tuesday, August 25, 2015
On Child Labor in the Third World
What these progressives have to realize is that a) the alternative is not an all-expense-paid education at the Masters School in upscale Simsbury Connecticut and b) what these youngsters would ultimately be doing if they weren't working in a factory would be stealing, hustling, fighting, scavenging, prostituting, etc. (so, yeah, the next time that you want to boycott child labor......). Yes, child labor is bad (though I do think that SOME work is good for kids in that it teaches them responsibility, work-related skills, etc.) but the harsh reality is that ALL societies go through these same evolutionary patterns and for us to try and meddle in it is pure arrogance and an all but guaranteed foray into making the matter worse (a reference to the UNICEF study of 1997 and simple common sense - http://oneminute.rationalmind.net/sweatshops/).