• CCCP Enjoyer
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    4 days ago

    Article is from last year, not that it changes anything

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    In all, the investigations led to $212,544 in civil money penalties against the employers.

    About $700 per child labourer. Still cheaper than hiring an adult.

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    Good. If adults don’t want to work because they’re lazy and on welfare then their kids will. The treats will flow and there’s nothing the loony left can do about it 😤

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          Now I’m imagining “The Matrix” style grow tanks lining production lines where fetuses send signals to machines to do work because hiring 5 year olds to too expensive.

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          “Sorry Ma’am. All our high chairs are being used in the kitchen at the moment.”

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          Or just find ways to replace workers with AI, which would probably be their first choice.

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            Incentivizing the exploitation of children seems like a wonderful way to kill an obscene amount of children.

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                  I think we are on the wrong page.

                  By charging I mean the wage. Charging more for a kid. I can see how my choice of words was confusing.

                  Let me reword it:

                  Requiring that children under 18 get an additional wage of $5/hr per year they are under 18 (17 = +5, 16 = +10, etc) is a way to discourage companies from hiring underage workers by making them cost more.

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                And it isn’t incentivizing parents to push their children to work at increasingly younger ages? Even at the expense of school, social life, and development? Especially the poorest families?

                You are reinventing the entire problem that created child labour to begin with.

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                  Pal, reading the entire thread will show you that I’m against child labor and cracking the joke that children should cost more to employ as a way to prevent cheap child labor.

                  It’s a joke. Child labor is bad. Goodnight.

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    they dont make these kids like they used, back in the 19th century kids didnt complain about their 18 hour workday smh

  • Ahri Boy 🏳️‍⚧️
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    Imagine if America legalized nationwide child and forced labor. This could reverse policies that were enacted by Abraham Lincoln.

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      the police will be along shortly to throw the kids in jail

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        And/Or send them off to some oligarch pedophiles island.

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        Where they will be put to work, but “legally” this time!

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    Hi here from all with a quick question and hope im not breaking any rules. Do you guys talk about anything other than America bad or are the america bad posts the only ones that make it to my all page?

    (I’m not saying america isn’t bad, just curious)