Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/06/covid-19-and-global-addiction-cheap-migrant-labour
The global race to the bottom has been revealed for what it truly is. For far too long I was so wrapped up in my career that I only read about it hear and there in novels, never letting it pierce my consciences. Ignorance was bliss.
Capitalism needs cheap (or slave) labor to thrive. That is why, so long as capitalism is our chosen economic system/political system/religion, cheap and slave labor will be with us.
Do you have any solutions? Where/how/when?
Arbeit macht frei
Also should be mentioned are the thousands of Moroccan farm pickers in Spain