Yay! The place I got my mom's birthday present [and her christmas present] is ethically sourced chocolate.
The story seems to be two years old, and concerns Nestlé Australia's evidence to a senate committee considering some proposed Modern Slavery reporting requirements, which Nestlé Australia said would be too complex and expensive to implement because they apparently go considerably further than do those in force in the UK.Oh damn, I've got a whole grocery bag full of child slave produced half-off Easter candy - I totally didn't know about that. My grocery store tends to hide it so I lucked out.
Who can I kick some money to, in order to make up for profiteering off of that?
I like how its the future, but he needs half a dozen tablets to keep track of his business data. Hadn't they heard of spreadsheets?Watch it to the end
I've just finished reading Slave Empire, by Padraig X Scanlon, which is a remarkable reconsideration of the role of slavery, and the British anti-slavery movement, in the creation of the British Empire, and it makes it very clear that the British government, the British slaveholders and investors, along with the classic liberal economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo, and most of the white British abolitionists, all agreed that abolition had to be managed so that the cost to the employer of paying daily wages to free workers in plantations and factories, both at home and in the colonies, was less than that of using enslaved labour.
"Wage labour, both agricultural and industrial, has got be cheaper than using slaves" was, it seems, baked into most capitalist theory right from the start, and a great deal of abolitionist thinking was devoted to devising ways to keep incomes low and ensure that wages stayed pretty much at near subsistence level, so that the workforce had to work pretty much full time in plantations or factories, or starve