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The Child Labor Epidemic

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On November 13, 2022
There is just so, so much more child labor in this nation than most Americans realize. We are hearing about it a little more now because a Biden Department of Labor is actually looking into it, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. A leading sanitation company is accused of employing dozens of […]

American Child Labor

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On November 1, 2022

The history of child labor is well-known, in no small part thanks to the powerful photographs of Lewis Hine that went so far in convincing people that maybe kids should be in school instead of the min

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The GOP Vision of Child Labor

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On November 4, 2021
They are objectively for it! Months into the United States’ so-called “labor shortage”—which progressives and economists have repeatedly said is actually the result of weak worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic and wages that have remained stagnant for decades—Republican lawmakers and pro-business groups across the country are leading an effort to enable companies to fill […]
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Child Labor Laws and Hollywood

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On April 12, 2021
Alyson Stoner has been a Hollywood fixture since she was a small child. Now in her late 20s, she has consistent work. She wrote a long essay about how horrible growing up in Hollywood is, something that we know from many sources and stories. One thing I want to highlight here is Stoner’s discussion of […]
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Since I’ve been talking about child labor again thanks to the Supreme Court case and Neil Kaytal’s immoral life choices, it’s worth making tonight’s film Children Who Labor, from 1912. This film, created by the National Child Labor Committee, is a melodrama showing the horrors of child labor, the indifference of the capitalist class, and […]

American Child Labor

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On November 23, 2020

Lest you think child labor is something that only happens in other countries, it is a big part of life for way too many Americans. Here in the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, and in places like it thro

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