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    re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

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    Sounds like a good organization.

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    re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Sounds like a good organization.
    It's a government program.

    They pay for school, medical visits, uniforms and books for kids and to a lesser extent medical visits by adults.

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    re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    .....than working their little fingers to the bone, literally until their small bodies are twisted and sick and coughing themselves to convulsion.
    Neither of those is good, but yes.

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    re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    In Bolivia entry into the workforce has been reduced to 10 years of age. The measure is to reduce poverty in the country.
    Must we ban imports from the country?

    Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10
    We should just have a general rule that companies and facilities we import from keep to US level environmental, safety, and other basic standards.

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    Re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

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    We should just have a general rule that companies and facilities we import from keep to US level environmental, safety, and other basic standards.
    I don't think that works with the trade treaties we have in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I don't think that works with the trade treaties we have in place.
    I know. and if I were king for a day, I would get rid of those treaties and constitute this instead. We are big enough economy that we can get other countries to play ball as many of them depend on exports for their livelihood.

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    Re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

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    I know. and if I were king for a day, I would get rid of those treaties and constitute this instead. We are big enough economy that we can get other countries to play ball as many of them depend on exports for their livelihood.
    One of the reasons the US is relatively rich is its openness and free trade.

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    Re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    One of the reasons the US is relatively rich is its openness and free trade.
    I don't disagree.

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    Re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Originally the Bolivian government didnt want young children working legally, but they continually work in coal mines and there is even a child labor union that was protesting for the right to work and consequently collect unemployment. It was the children themselvesl that wanted to work legally rather than be exploited; otherwise, it would be the same as in the USA when illegal immigrants work for extremely low wages or even no wages such as in the tomato slaves in Florida. If its illegal, then the worker, even an adult, becomes exploited.

    Your tomato tied to slavery

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    Re: Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

    Quote Originally Posted by michijo View Post
    Originally the Bolivian government didnt want young children working legally, but they continually work in coal mines and there is even a child labor union that was protesting for the right to work and consequently collect unemployment. It was the children themselvesl that wanted to work legally rather than be exploited; otherwise, it would be the same as in the USA when illegal immigrants work for extremely low wages or even no wages such as in the tomato slaves in Florida. If its illegal, then the worker, even an adult, becomes exploited.

    Your tomato tied to slavery
    So, basically, I'm getting...

    "Legal and regulated is better than illegal and unregulated".

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