Child Labor

Why should Universal Basic Income be regarded as a human right?

Because it would provide something vital: the people’s survival. And, it would have huge physical and psychological effects, individually as well as collectively. This extract is from the first part of the author’s contribution to the virtual event called “Universal…

Universal basic income: how it would change the world

(Picture from Public Domain Pictures on Pixabay- michelangelo) This article is the second part of the author’s intervention during the virtual event organized by the Center of Humanist Studies “New Civilization” on July 23, entitled ‘Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI), a suspended right‘.…

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the job market’s near collapse during the Great Depression

Today, U.S. laws and regulations bar kids under the age of 14 from working in most industries. Children under 17 may not work more than three hours on school days, for example. Ever wonder where these rules came from? While studying this issue…

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

More than 40 Million Victims of Forced Labor and Trafficking; Over 150 Million Children Subject to Child Labor. Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims…

Humanity’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: Starving, Enslaving, Raping, Torturing and Killing our Children

In a recent article titled ‘Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’, I pointed out four conflict configurations that are paid little attention by conflict theorists. In this article, I would like to discuss a fifth conflict configuration that is effectively ignored…