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Disposable People by Kevin Bales
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bookshelves: human-rights

“…consumers do look for bargains, and they don’t usually stop to ask why a product is so cheap. We have to face facts: by always looking for the best deal, we may be choosing slave-made goods without knowing what we are buying.”

–Kevin Bales

This book is in my mind, one of the most definitive looks at the modern-day contexts of worldwide slavery. It looks at a diverse amount of cases, from South Asian brick kilns, race-based slavery in Mauritania, and cross-border sex trafficking.

It's for sure not an easy read, but a very important one to learn how our world is impacted by many choices we make without thinking about it.

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Reading Progress

November 7, 2011 – Started Reading
November 29, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 22, 2016 – Shelved
November 22, 2016 – Shelved as: human-rights

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