Yes. It's always wrong.
Forced labor is appropriate under some circumstances.
I can't decide. I'm a human tower of jello. Lead me around like the sheep i am.
Your question asking if forced labor is ever justified is an intriguing one, but equating slavery and forced labor is wrong. They are not the same thing and should not be treated that way.
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Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
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The slavery we had in the United States was called "chattel slavery," it was race-based, and it was multi-generational. Slaves had some rights, but not very many.
That type of slavery is wrong. But that's not the only type of slavery out there.
However, if you're more comfortable with the term, we can just talk about "forced labor" from now on.
Where 2.) is concerned, while I am certainly in favor of a more "quid pro quo" oriented Welfare model, I think full on "slavery" is taking things a bit far.
In any case, I think slavery, as an economic model, had its time and place in the sun. That time is well past.
Does it necessarily have to be "evil?" I don't think so. However, it often is all the same, simply due to the flagrant abuses of power and questionable views of human life to which such systems tend to so readily lend themselves.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 05-27-15 at 09:04 PM.