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Posted by Baldur on Sunday, April 19 2020 at 04:18:06AM
In reply to Let me get this straight posted by xcolt on Sunday, April 19 2020 at 00:45:34AM

"The whole point of child labor laws is protect children from exploitation and to promote education."

Hah. Child labor laws were established to reduce competition for jobs and to raise wages for men. Child labor laws were not passed until there were almost no children working (full time, at least). Around the world we have seen the same pattern over and over again: When parents can earn enough to provide everything they need for their family, they do not put their children to work. Until then, they do. Laws be damned. Child labor laws are never passed - or at least not enforced - until child labor is no longer necessary.

As for the idea that child labor laws are about promoting education - what makes you think that the powers that be want children educated? Compulsory schooling in government schools should be proof enough that the authorities do not want an educated public.


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