• Socialism

    Greece, Prostitution, and the Sad Consequences of Democratic Socialism

    Source: Foundation for Economic Education October 29, 2018 Daniel J. Mitchell My left-leaning friends periodically tell me that there’s a big difference between their benign policies of democratic socialism and the wretched track records of Marxist socialism, national socialism, and other forms of totalitarianism. I agree. Living in a European welfare state, after all, is much better than living in a hellhole like Cuba, North Korea, Zimbabwe, or Venezuela. Not only do you enjoy the rule of law (no Khmer Rouge-style concentration camps!), but you also enjoy considerable prosperity compared to the rest of the world. But there are two things to understand about that prosperity: First, it’s largely a legacy of the strong growth that occurred before welfare states were enacted. Second,…

  • Sex Trafficking,  Slavery

    Little Barbies: Sex Trafficking of Young Girls Is America’s Dirty Little Secret

    Source: The Rutherford Institute February 6, 2018 John W. Whitehead “Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children They’re called the Little Barbies. Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. This is America’s dirty little secret. Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.…

  • Sex Trafficking

    They Thought She Was Insane Before Doctor Finds RFID Chip In A Sex Trafficking Victim

    Source: Collective Evolution November 19, 2017 Kalee Brown The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims worldwide and 4.5 million people trapped in forced sex trafficking around the globe. At least 100,000 children are prostituted annually in the U.S., adding to the $9.8 billion U.S. sex trafficking industry. This is an extremely lucrative business, as pimps typically make between $150K and $200K per child annually and exploit 4-6 girls, on average. Human trafficking remains a major problem worldwide, and it’s not just pimps and escaped convicts involved. It’s politicians, the elite, wealthy businessmen, your neighbours, and oftentimes the people that you’d least expect. There was an astonishing 35.7% increase in the amount of human…