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why do we need those pesky schools if children can learn everything from work?

proudly sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

@KimJongGoku
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If you follow the related article links in the sidebar you actually get a whole chain of other pro-child labor articles sponsored by them lol

Like this one where they clear up a common misconception about child exploitation: it’s good actually

Tbf most of the list isn’t terrible

That was the cherry on top

Oh yeah, this again. The guardian actually changed the headline after this somehow caused a lot of outrage. I wonder why people would get mad at something like this. Who knows?

ash
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I could never imagine why!

@vaguevoid
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of course this article is supported by the gates foundation

@Shrike502
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Ayup. We’re starting to get similar crap in Russia as well. Recently a law proposition was offered to Gosduma to permit children aged 14 or higher to work without the written consent of the child protection services.

Does it seem likely to become an actual law?

@Shrike502
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Good question. I’d say it’s possible. The government has already pushed several unpopular acts - i.e. raising of the retirement age, monetisation of privileges (for the lack of a better term) for pensioners, introduction of “orthodoxy lessons” in schools, etc. If served properly (i.e. to prevent children from mucking about and getting into drugs and politics) I can kind of see it being popular. Not to mention the possibility of selling it to children themselves as an act of independence.

If served properly (i.e. to prevent children from mucking about and getting into drugs and politics) I can kind of see it being popular. Not to mention the possibility of selling it to children themselves as an act of independence.

Hey now! Drugs cost money! What better way to earn that money legitimately than to engage in child labour?

Arthur Besse
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i thought this headline couldn’t possibly be something the guardian actually published, but: here it is. they later edited the headline now to replace “doesn’t have to be” with “is”, but the original headline seen in the screenshot lives on in the URL. (I also confirmed that it isn’t one of those CMSes that ignores the last part of the URL - if you change anything it does become a 404.)

amazing.

“AKs and mercenary warlords are expensive. What if we just brainwashed their children into exploitation”

Who are these assholes convincing? Who would just accept this fate willingly?

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You’d be surprised by what uneducation Nd ignorance of the world does to global souther

True, people are surprised by revolutions. Sometimes, I am surprised at the lack of them. I hope more and more people are waking up.

Comrade Ben
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I hate the bastard

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