Disposable People.

Kevin
Bales

In preparing for this program on global slavery, we meet a considerable amount of disbelief by even normally reticent scholars, who simply could not fathom the widespread existence of slavery on a global basis. As a result, this turned out to be one of the first questions we asked Kevin Bales, who has made this one of his areas of study. He replied that even with applying very conservative definitions of slavery (such as those who receive no money for work completed and are held by force and terroristic tactics), there are more people enslaved today than were involved in the now infamous transatlantic slave trade that brought Africans to the New World--and the likelihood that the number will increase, due to enormous increases in refugees and in the world population as a whole.

Daniel – Thu, 06/18/2009 – 21:05