There may be as many as 40 million slaves in the world today.
Slavery happens when the local economic system cannot absorb the size of the population, i.e., the surplus population is much bigger than the number of salaried jobs. That is true in many locations around the world.
According to the link below, slaves are much cheaper today than there were at the height of American slavery in the 19th century.
I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up.
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