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ariannaandkaren
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Child Labor

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Started: 5/28/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ariannaandkaren

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Child Labor allows Big Corporations to compete in a dog eat dog world. However it is in the best interests of not only other countries but also our own that Child Labor be completely abolished.
Misty14

Pro

child labor is wrong because it is illegal in many countries with microfinance. Excellent point! In fact, most microfinance clients are engaged in illegality one way or another: squatting on city land to build houses the width of a queen-sized bed, failing to pay taxes on their meager earnings, failing to register their tiny businesses with the authorities... So to expunge microfinance of scofflawery, we need to shut it all down. Seriously, Hernando de Soto showed how, at least in Latin America, elites have purposely complicated the law in order to make formality---legality---a privilege rather than a right. Being poor means you are almost automatically illegal. Thus legality is a wobbly compass microfinance.
2.Ethics. We are all descendants of children who survived to adulthood only by laboring, whether as farmers or herders or gatherers. Only with their labor could the family subsist. I look forward to the day when there is no child on earth for whom this is the best choice. But we are not there yet. And we are not as close as you might think. Going by the numbers, the world has made great progress getting kids into school. However, a huge number of these children aren't learning very much. So how quick should we be to tell parents struggling under circumstances far different from our own what the right choice is? Many of them agree with you on the value of education. Whether it is best to put their children in the schools they can afford today is another matter.
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Posted by SaintMichael741 3 years ago
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I would accept this if I knew what pro would have to argue.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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