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  •  sharecropping? no (4+ / 0-)

    sharecroppers didnt have a free college education given to them in exchange for four years of playing a sport they've been playing since they were a kid, nor four years of large training tables of food...

    •  Not what I meant (0+ / 0-)

      The idea isn't the relative standards of living of the workers, it's what the labor costs as a fraction of the profits.

      Those who support banning cocaine are no better than those who support banning cheeseburgers

      by EthrDemon on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:12:16 PM PST

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    •  Still a piss poor analogy but I could (1+ / 0-)
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      accept it a lot better than comparisons to slavery. In theory, a sharecropper had a "choice" whether or not to work. Things still kinda fall apart if you contrast college education plus room & board for four years of your otherwise uncompensated work product versus barely making enough to feed yourself and your family indefinitely.

      "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

      by CaliSista on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:05:22 PM PST

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