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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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COVID and Child Labor

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On November 17, 2020
That farm labor gets such a tiny amount of attention even from liberals is quite distressing. But the exploitation of these workers needs continued publicity through whatever megaphones we may have. With COVID, everything has gotten worse for these workers and that very much includes their children. Throughout this year’s agricultural season, migrant farmworkers have […]
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COVID and Child Labor

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On July 13, 2020
As with every disaster, COVID is taking the inequalities and dysfunctions of a society and exacerbating them. We are seeing that on any number of levels here in the Failed States of America. But globally, it’s also driving more children into child labor. Here’s an unusual way to help fight the coronavirus pandemic: Start buying […]
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