I’m sure some of you are familiar with the saying “Who needs slaves/slaves?” This is a question that I’ve often heard from my non-Latino friends. The implication is that slavery was not necessary for the average person because someone had to do all the hard work. What we often don’t consider is that labor does not have to be physical, it could be emotional and mental or anything in between.
Slave labor is not only unnecessary, it is detrimental to society as a whole. Even though slaves made up just a small percentage of the population, the amount of time and money they were put into could have prevented many more deaths than what they took. Slaves are a drain on the economy and they are constantly paying taxes to society. Slaves also spend most of their life in prison or the slave market, so they are not in control of their fate.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 the number of slaves was 6.9 million, which is roughly the same as the entire population of the United States. That’s a lot of work for very little pay.
The U.S. economy is the world’s largest market for slave labor. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy is responsible for almost a quarter of the $3.1 trillion in slave wages and value added in the world. If every single black person in the United States had to work two years for the equivalent of $7.25 per hour, it would cost the U.S. economy $200 billion per year.
Well, slave labor is actually quite rare. For instance, in the mid-1990s there were about 17.8 million black people working in the U.S. on a full time basis. But just about every other group we consider “slave” is in even worse shape.
If you look at just the total number of black people in the United States, you’ll find that they’re the most likely to be slaves. But even if you do have to work for slave wages, it’s still rather rare to find someone in the U.S. who is in a position to own and run a company. For instance, there are over 10,000,000 people in the U.S.
This is mostly because theyre the most likely to be in prison, the fact that slave labor provides a lot of jobs and the fact that it’s quite rare that a white person is able to actually own and operate a company.
In the United States, there are over 10,000,000 people in prison, but that number should probably be adjusted to make it more accurate. In the U.S., there are about 2 million people who are in prison for drug offenses. That’s about equal to the current population of the world at large. To put that in perspective, the current population of the world is 1.23 billion. So it’s not very rare to find someone in prison.
That said, there are a few ways to earn some quick and easy cash. The most common method is by selling the labor of inmates on the prison farms. That makes it easier for criminals to get money to pay for their drug habits. You can also sell drugs at the prison and earn cash. A number of states have laws that allow the use of a prisoner’s urine for research.
So how do you get prisoners to do your bidding? It’s not usually easy to persuade them to work for you. Prisoners are used as cheap labor and easy targets in many drug raids. It’s also usually impossible to get them to work unless you pay them well.