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Child Labor in America and Abroad


December 12, 2017

WNPR - Few things evoke such antipathy and condemnation from the western world than the idea of children toiling away for low pay in dangerous conditions. And while there are cases of child labor which truly warrant our concern, the broader truth is a bit more complicated.

This hour, we speak with experts about the history of child labor and hear why it may not be the right target for human rights or labor reform efforts.

GUESTS: Benjamin Powell - Senior fellow at The Independent Institute, Director of the Free Market Institute,  and a professor of economics at Texas Tech University; author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy

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