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  •  One thing I noticed about child labor in our area (1+ / 0-)
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    (actually from the historical society in nearby Keene, NH) in the early 1900s was that it was not across the board. If you look carefully at the photos of workmen at different companies, you will find it is nearly all young men. Only one company in particular, a wooden box company was notorious for using boys and it shows in the photos. So I am suggesting that not all companies then did it- there was a minimum moral standard for some owners, and if it is still that way today, then there are only a few companies that to feel the pressure, not a whole industry to change.

    And right now, while Walmart is already on the hot-seat, is the time to bring ALL the ammo out.

    •  Disagree, EVERYONE (4+ / 0-)

      is complicit. And EVERYONE needs to be on the hot seat:

      the employing company
      the receiving company
      the consumers (that's us)
      the government which allows products from child labor into
         the country.
      the government which does not strongly enforce labor law
      so-called-liberals who make excuses..."oh it's necesaty for them to work"..."oh it's just some of the owners doing it, not all."

      We should not be counting on any capitalist's "Moral Standard," the laws should be strong and severely enforced.
      When was the last time you saw a Capitalist hauled off to prison for negligent homicide?

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      by JayRaye on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:37:29 AM PST

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