Wrong solution for the right problem

I know just enough about sweatshops & child labour to know that it’s a complicated issue.

And I’m pretty sure that “rescuing” child workers who a) don’t want to be rescued, and who b) don’t have any other real options but to go back to the sweatshop as soon as they get the chance is a pretty lame solution. Clearly “someone oughta do something,” but just as clearly, this is not it.

Not that I’ve really got a better idea. (If I did, I probably wouldn’t be posting to this blog in between bouts of grading.)

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  1. […] desperate parts of the world, child labour is a sad necessity. An absolute prohibition can make some kids’ lives […]


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