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the secret move to make voter suppression invisible
« Reply #8505 on: January 10, 2018, 04:55:23 PM »
How Homeland Security is Secretly Taking Away Your Right To Vote (w/Guest Greg Palast)

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Investigative Journalist and director of the film, The Best Democracy money can buy, joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the secret move to make voter suppression invisible by having homeland security take over and classify it so we can't find out!

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Climate Denial Will Kill Us

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World’s Largest Single-tower Solar Thermal Plant to be Built in South Australia
« Reply #8507 on: January 12, 2018, 09:37:29 AM »
South Australia Approves World’s Largest Single-Tower Thermal Solar Plant

January 12th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill

The state of South Australia has announced approval for the construction of the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal plant to be built near Port Augusta, a 150 megawatt beast that, in the wake of the successful development of the world’s largest Li-ion battery, serves to solidify South Austalia’s role as a world leader in renewable energy.

Announced on Wednesday by South Australia’s Acting Energy Minister, Chris Picton, the State Government has approved SolarReserve’s $650 million (USD$512 million) Aurora solar thermal plant. Set to be developed 30 kilometers north of Port Augusta, Aurora will be made up of a single tower surrounded by more than 12,000 heliostats, and will be able to provide approximately 500,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity production annually. More specifically, Aurora will boast 1,100 MWh of energy storage in its integrated molten salt energy storage system, which is enough to provide 8 hours of full load power after dark. 


Image courtesy of SolarReserve

The $650 million Aurora Solar Energy Project will therefore be able to generate electricity and collect and store energy during the daytime and provide 100% of the electricity needs of all of South Australia’s schools, hospitals, police stations, and government buildings. And though there are larger solar thermal projects, this will be the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal project.

“It’s fantastic that SolarReserve has received development approval to move forward with this world-leading project that will deliver clean, dispatchable renewable energy to supply our electrified rail, hospitals, schools and other major government buildings,” said Acting Energy Minister, Chris Picton. “This approval triggers an investment of about $650 million, will create a total of about 700 construction and ongoing jobs in Port Augusta and will add new competition to the South Australian market, putting downward pressure on power prices.

“South Australia is fast becoming a global centre for the development of renewable energy with storage, with a range of other projects set to come online over the next few years.”



Rendering of the Aurora Solar Energy Project, Image courtesy of SolarReserve

Aurora will also serve to create about 4,000 direct and indirect jobs as well as 650 full-time local jobs during construction, and 50 ongoing positions during operation. The project has already had enormous support from Port Augusta locals, as well as the wider South Australian community, and is expected to begin construction sometime this year. SolarReserve, the California-based developer behind the project, will also seek to focus equipment and service purchasing in South Australia, supporting an entirely new industry and develop a new supply chain in the state which will be able to to support other such projects in and around the region.

“This important milestone is a significant step in the development of the Aurora solar thermal power station, which will bring SolarReserve’s world-leading clean power generation technology to South Australia,” added SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith. “The remarkable story of the transition of Port Augusta from coal to renewable energy — which won a competitive tender against fossil fuel — is also a preview of the future of power generation around the world.”

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/12/south-australia-approves-worlds-largest-single-tower-thermal-solar-plant/
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A Racist in the Oval Office By John Cassidy 8:42 A.M.
« Reply #8508 on: January 12, 2018, 11:55:03 AM »

The NEW YORKER

January 12, 2018

A Racist in the Oval Office

By John Cassidy 8:42 A.M.

SNIPPET:

After his comment about “shithole countries,” the arguments for being reticent about applying the R-word to President Trump seem absurd.Photograph by Mark Peterson / Redux

Donald Trump grew up in a wealthy white enclave in Queens, and he first came to public attention in 1973, when the Justice Department sued his father’s real-estate company for refusing to rent apartments to people “because of race and color.” (Trump strongly denied the charges, which eventually led to a consent decree.) In the nineteen-eighties, when Trump owned casinos in Atlantic City, some of his managers got the strong impression that he didn’t like black employees. In a 2015 story about the faded resort town, my colleague Nick Paumgarten quoted a former busboy at the Trump Castle, who said, “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor.”

In a 1991 book about his experiences running Trump Plaza, in Atlantic City, “Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump—His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall,” John R. O’Donnell, a veteran casino executive, recalled a conversation that he had with his boss about an employee in the Plaza’s finance department who happened to be African-American. I cited the passage last fall, after Trump attacked Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a black soldier in the U.S. Special Forces who was killed in Niger, but it is worth reproducing it now. (The quote below begins with Trump speaking about the black employee. The “I” at the start of the second paragraph is O’Donnell.)

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“Yeah, I never liked the guy. I don’t think he knows what the fuck he’s doing. My accountants in New York are always complaining about him. He’s not responsive. And it isn’t funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Those are the kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else.”

I couldn’t believe I was hearing this. But Donald went on, “Besides that, I’ve got to tell you something else. I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that. It’s not anything they can control. . . . Don’t you agree?” He looked at me straight in the eye and waited for my reply.

“Donald, you really shouldn’t say things like that to me or anybody else,” I said. “That is not the kind of image you want to project. We shouldn’t even be having this conversation, even if it’s the way you feel.”

“Yeah, you’re right,” he said. “If anybody ever heard me say that . . . holy shit . . . I’d be in a lot of trouble. But I have to tell you, that’s the way I feel.”

Is there any doubt that Trump still holds these kinds of views? Even before his latest racial slur—it was reported on Thursday that he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and certain nations in Africa as “shithole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office—the answer was clear. During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Trump described Mexican immigrants as “in many cases criminals, rapists, drug dealers, etc.”; questioned the fitness of a U.S.-born federal judge by referring to him as “Mexican”; mocked the mother of a Pakistani-American war hero; and, for a time, refused to condemn David Duke, the former Klansman.

full article:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trump-shithole-comment-racist-in-the-oval-office
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Ending DACA could cost the economy billions
« Reply #8509 on: January 12, 2018, 12:08:33 PM »
Cook, Zuckerberg, Bezos and over 100 other CEOs sign letter urging Congress to keep DACA program
Ending DACA could cost the economy billions

By Rob Thubron on Jan 11, 2018, 9:38 AM

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Tech leaders have once again come together to fight a decision made by the Trump administration. This time, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos have joined CEOs from more than 100 companies in signing an open letter urging Congress…

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Pic + Video — Inside Fully Autonomous GM/ Cruise Taxi
« Reply #8510 on: January 12, 2018, 02:38:06 PM »
Agelbert NOTE: The vehicle in the article is an EV.  ;D

Pic   Video — Inside Fully Autonomous GM/Cruise Taxi  :o

January 12th, 2018 by James Ayre

GM has released pictures of the inside of a fully autonomous, driverless taxi design that the company is currently trying to get approved by US regulators. The inside of the GM/Cruise self-driving car is about what you’d expect from such a vehicle — there’s no steering wheel and no pedals of any kind.

Tentative plans call for such a vehicle to be used in the company’s first commercial ridesharing fleet — with the aim being for a launch of such services sometime in 2019.

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Notably, the doors of the design in question are capable of opening themselves, and there are reportedly other features meant to accommodate the impaired.

“General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls,” GM reports.


“GM executives said the automaker has asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to allow 16 alterations to existing vehicle safety rules — such as having an airbag in what would normally be the driver’s seat, but without a steering wheel — to enable the deployment of the Cruise AV,” Reuters reports.

“The automaker would then need to obtain similar approval from individual US states. GM executives said 7 US states already allow the alterations sought by the automaker. In other states — including those that stipulate a car must have a licensed human driver — GM will work with regulators to change or get a waiver from existing rules.”

As with Ford’s recently revealed plans involving Postmates, it’s not yet clear where GM/Cruise’s first deployments off this new vehicle would roll out.

It should probably be noted here, even though many have no doubt already guessed, that initial deployments will only be in cities that have been extensively mapped and where there is likely to be strong enough demand to justify continued mapping efforts.

For more details, you can jump into GM’s 2018 Self-Driving Safety Report.

Related: Autonomous Driving Levels 0–5   Implications

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/12/pic-video-inside-fully-autonomous-gm-cruise-taxi/

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Jfake Hname • 2 hours ago
imo this is bigger news than it appears. i dont think most people understand just how much of a cars design is based around ICE drivetrains and driver controls. eliminating both of these will increase the 3D printability and ease automating production.

A mass produced 3D printed BEV with no driver controls will be produced like "bullets out of a machine gun". Imo they will get much cheaper, much quicker once this snowball gets rolling.

Zachary Shahan Community Manager > Jfake Hname • an hour ago
i have to admit that i'm surprised GM is where it seems to be.

Fred > Jfake Hname • an hour ago
Is it a BEV? The article doesn't say and controlling the car is completely different than powering it.

Zachary Shahan Community Manager > Fred • an hour ago
Yes, it's a Bolt.

Tony Reyes > Fred • 37 minutes ago
It is built on the Bolt platform which is optimized for EV powertrains. I have trouble imagining they would put an ICE powertrain in this.


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U.S. Senators From 12 States seek Drilling Exemptions Like Florida’s
« Reply #8511 on: January 12, 2018, 03:26:49 PM »
About-Face Tweet on Florida Drilling May Backfire on Agency’s Plan 

January 11, 2018 by Bloomberg

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just handed offshore drilling foes ammunition for lawsuits  by declaring the Florida coast off limits.

http://gcaptain.com/face-tweet-florida-drilling-may-backfire-agency/


U.S. Senators From 12 States Seek Offshore Drilling Exemptions Like Florida’s 

January 11, 2018 by Reuters

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“Just like Florida, our states are unique with vibrant coastal economies,” wrote the 22 senators, who include Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Kamala Harris of California. “Providing all of our states with the same exemption from dangerous offshore oil and gas drilling would ensure that vital industries from tourism to recreation to fishing are not needlessly placed in harm’s way,” they wrote.

Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift said Zinke intends to meet with every coastal governor affected by the agency’s proposed offshore drilling plan, a process that could take a year.

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Offshore Drilling Plan Could Unlock 65 BILLION Barrels
« Reply #8512 on: January 12, 2018, 03:41:30 PM »
Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Could Unlock 65 Billion Barrels – Rystad

January 11, 2018 by Reuters

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Jan 10 (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s proposal to open up almost all of U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling could unlock up to 65 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe), attracting billions of dollars in investment, consultancy Rystad Energy said.

Last week, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said a draft program would make over 90 percent of the outer continental shelf’s total acreage available for leasing to drillers, a national record.

“Looking purely at areas that are potentially going to come out of restriction, we are talking about something closer to 65 billion boe,” Sonia Passos, senior analyst at Rystad, a major independent consultancy tracking the sector, said in a note last week.

That figure excludes resource potential from western and central areas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but includes the eastern region, she said.

full article:

http://gcaptain.com/trump-administrations-offshore-drilling-plan-could-unlock-65-billion-barrels-rystad/

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Partisan Gerrymandering IS Unconstitutional, Federal Judges Rule!
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January 11, 18

Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters   

In a major blow to partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina's congressional districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2018 midterm election. The decision boosts other efforts to reverse gerrymandering in the US, explains Dan Vicuna of Common Cause:

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Oil and gas development strips the landscape of vegetation and in the Arctic, de
« Reply #8514 on: January 12, 2018, 05:25:31 PM »
EcoWatch

Exposed: Chevron's Secretive Drilling Site in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

By Jonathan Rosenblum  AlterNet

Jan. 11, 2018 10:09AM EST
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Oil and gas development strips the landscape of vegetation and in the Arctic, destroys permafrost.

Learn about the damage to Alaska's fauna and flora that Drilling causes, in addition to boosting catastrophic climate change by accelerating the melting of the permafrost:

https://www.ecowatch.com/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-drilling-2524505765.html
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Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People
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Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

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"Making lower-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the modern GOP."
 
By Jacob Sugarman / AlterNet

January 12, 2018, 6:52 AM GMT

SNIPPET:

In his Friday column, he examines three policy positions that seem to confirm sadism has become part of the Republican platform. The first is the party's refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which should have been a "no-brainer" for every state. But eight years after the legislation's passage, 18 have refused, "all of them with Republican-controlled legislatures, governors or both."

"For a while you could argue that it was about cynical political strategy: Medicaid expansion was a policy of Barack Obama, and Republicans didn’t want to give a Democratic president any policy successes," he writes. "But that story can’t explain states’ continuing resistance to the idea of providing health coverage to thousands of their own citizens at minimal cost. No, at this point it’s clear that G.O.P. politicians simply don’t want lower-income families to have access to health care and are actually willing to hurt their own states’ economies to deny them that access."

Then there's the Republican cry to impose aforementioned work requirements on Medicaid recipients, which has only grown more shrill since Trump assumed office. As Krugman explains, 10 of the states exploring such measures have accepted Medicaid expansions, so they gain nothing by booting people off their rolls. Ultimately, their motivations are as simple as they are vicious.

"It’s about stigmatizing those who receive government aid, forcing them to jump through hoops to prove their neediness," he notes. "Again, the pain is the point." 


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Re: Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People
« Reply #8516 on: January 13, 2018, 04:03:49 AM »
Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

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"Making lower-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the modern GOP."
 
Then there's the Republican cry to impose aforementioned work requirements on Medicaid recipients, which has only grown more shrill since Trump assumed office. As Krugman explains, 10 of the states exploring such measures have accepted Medicaid expansions, so they gain nothing by booting people off their rolls. Ultimately, their motivations are as simple as they are vicious.

"It’s about stigmatizing those who receive government aid, forcing them to jump through hoops to prove their neediness," he notes. "Again, the pain is the point." 

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/paul-krugman-republicans-simply-want-hurt-people

Exactly so. Immiseration of the poor, non-white and blue state dwellers is exactly the point.

Increasingly I have less and less patience with those who fail to discern that Trump is simply the logical consequence of 40 years of regressive republican policies, race baiting and dog whistles. Look closely and it is clear to see that the only different between Trump and his predecessors is that he has no self-discipline (for talking in code) and no filter. But the underlying thought is the same, now brought to full tumescence with complete control of the federal government. Also no patience with Both Siderist political equivalency.

Both Siderism has always been to deflect blame for our country being systematically wrecked by explicitly Republican atrocities and depraved Republican policies away from the Republican Party and onto anyone or any handy target.  The 60s.  Hippies.  Both Sides.  Social Justice Warriors.  Poor little brownshirt man-babies like Ben Shapiro and Milo Yiannopoulos being shouted down on some campus somewhere.  Doesn't matter.  As long as the discussion is shunted the hell away from the Republican Party, Mission Fucking Accomplished. This is the purpose of half of the NYT's editorial staff (think David fucking Brooks here) and most of cable news' daily morality plays.

The Party of Lincoln is now the Party of Jefferson Davis.

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Re: Excellent Coment by Surly
« Reply #8517 on: January 13, 2018, 12:21:57 PM »
Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

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"Making lower-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the modern GOP."
 
Then there's the Republican cry to impose aforementioned work requirements on Medicaid recipients, which has only grown more shrill since Trump assumed office. As Krugman explains, 10 of the states exploring such measures have accepted Medicaid expansions, so they gain nothing by booting people off their rolls. Ultimately, their motivations are as simple as they are vicious.

"It’s about stigmatizing those who receive government aid, forcing them to jump through hoops to prove their neediness," he notes. "Again, the pain is the point." 

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/paul-krugman-republicans-simply-want-hurt-people

Exactly so. Immiseration of the poor, non-white and blue state dwellers is exactly the point.

Increasingly I have less and less patience with those who fail to discern that Trump is simply the logical consequence of 40 years of regressive republican policies, race baiting and dog whistles. Look closely and it is clear to see that the only different between Trump and his predecessors is that he has no self-discipline (for talking in code) and no filter. But the underlying thought is the same, now brought to full tumescence with complete control of the federal government. Also no patience with Both Siderist political equivalency.

Both Siderism has always been to deflect blame for our country being systematically wrecked by explicitly Republican atrocities and depraved Republican policies away from the Republican Party and onto anyone or any handy target.  The 60s.  Hippies.  Both Sides.  Social Justice Warriors.  Poor little brownshirt man-babies like Ben Shapiro and Milo Yiannopoulos being shouted down on some campus somewhere.  Doesn't matter.  As long as the discussion is shunted the hell away from the Republican Party, Mission Fucking Accomplished. This is the purpose of half of the NYT's editorial staff (think David fucking Brooks here) and most of cable news' daily morality plays.

The Party of Lincoln is now the Party of Jefferson Davis.


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NORTH CAROLINA RELIGIOUS GROUP HELD “CHILD SLAVES”
« Reply #8518 on: January 13, 2018, 12:37:15 PM »
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NORTH CAROLINA RELIGIOUS GROUP :evil4: HELD “CHILD SLAVES”

       
                                                               

Thursday January 11, 2018

Leaders of an “alternative religious group” in Cumberland, North Carolina have been arrested for forcing children as young as nine to work in fish markets to help fund the organization. Four have been arrested thus far though police have arrest warrants for six other suspects.

WRAL reports:

The group lives on a compound off McCollum Road in Godwin known as McCollum Ranch and operates at least three John C’s Fish Markets and mobile grills in Fayetteville and one in Lumberton, authorities said. Several former residents told authorities that children of members had to work full time in the fish markets with little to no compensation, lifting heavy boxes, keeping fish iced, cutting fish and cleaning, as well as performing construction and maintenance on the mobile grills after hours.

John McCollum, who runs the fish markets, Brenda Joyce Hall, Cornelia McDonald and Pamela Puga Luna have been arrested on charges of operating a continuing criminal enterprise, involuntary servitude of a minor, obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy. Arrest warrants on the same charges have been issued for Shirley McNatt, Daffene Edge, Kassia Rogers, Irish Williams, Shirnitka McNatt and Earlene Hayat.

Lt. Sean Swain, spokesman for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, added that the cult has abused children for years. “We found that kids are like second generation of the ranch and that some of the people that we’ve charged in this were actually victimized years ago. They’ve just never left this ranch, and now their kids are second-generation victims,” he said.


McCollum is being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $1.1 million bond along with Hall, McDonald, and Luna.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the other six suspects to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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‘Supply and Demand' of Forced Labor in Global Capitalist Supply Chains
« Reply #8519 on: January 13, 2018, 01:14:00 PM »
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CONFRONTING THE ROOT CAUSES OF FORCED LABOR IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Where does forced labor come from? What are the root causes? Often this is traced back to two explanations: poverty and globalization, but how exactly do they perpetuate “endemic labor exploitation” in global supply chains?

This week Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, part of Open Democracy, launched a 12-part report that breaks down the root causes of forced labor and what we can do about them. The report aims to “provide policymakers, journalists, scholars and activists with a road map for understanding the political economy of forced labour in today’s “global value chain (GVC) world.”

This report is organised around a metaphor – the classical economic metaphor of ‘supply and demand’. Within mainstream economic theory, the price of any particular good is not determined by the individuals who buy and sell it. Instead, the price results from a system-wide balance between how much of it is available in the world (supply), how many people want it, and how badly (demand). The price goes up as supply decreases or as demand increases, and down if the opposite applies.

This is a useful way of thinking about forced labour. Rather than a simple consequence of greed or the moral shortcomings of individuals , forced labour in global supply chains is a structural phenomenon that results when predictable, system-wide dynamics intersect to create a supply of highly exploitable workers and a business demand for their labour.

On the “supply side,” researchers identify four key factors that contribute to vulnerability among workers: Poverty, Identity and Discrimination, Limited Labor Protections, and Restrictive Mobility Regimes. On the “demand side,” or factors that “create pressure within the market for highly exploitable forms of labor,are Concentrated Corporate Power and Ownership , Outsourcing , Irresponsible Sourcing Practices , and Governance Gaps  .

The research is grounded in several academic disciplines and draws on industry-specific cases, ethnographic investigations, and statistical studies from around the world. In sum, they paint a picture of how the global capitalist economy produces an “unjust status quo” and point out what is and what is not working to fix it.

To read the entire article, click here https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/genevieve-lebaron-neil-howard-cameron-thibos-penelope-kyritsis/confronting-root-causes

Agelbert NOTE: Okay, foced labor may not be the simple consequence of greed or the moral shortcomings of individuals, but that does NOT rule out the FACT, especially if we are going to address ROOT causes, not a causal chain of downstream effects (see: moral hazard), that ALL abuse of humans for profit is the somewhat complicated consequence of greed and the moral shortcomings of individuals.

Leges         Sine    Moribus      Vanae   
Faith,
if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

 

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