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14 Feb 2007

Albert H. Meyerhoff, in Huffington Post [USA]

The Law, Slaves and Jack Abramoff

As the American industrial base continues to erode...more and more consumer goods are manufactured by foreign labor, often under conditions of slavery, indentured servitude and child labor...In the best of times, only so much can be accomplished for human rights through litigation. The courts are slow, evidence irretrievable, assets unavailable. So here's another idea: let the market work, a fully and accurately informed market. A "right to know" approach already has been successfully used to improve environmental protection.

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