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COVID-19 and the Global Addiction to Cheap Migrant Labour

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.

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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.

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Do you have any solutions? Where/how/when?

Arbeit macht frei

Also should be mentioned are the thousands of Moroccan farm pickers in Spain