Saturday, 24 June 2017


Interesting account; Irish .... I gave him a follow.

Perhaps you should too?

"Debt bondage, also known as debt slavery or bonded labour, is a person's pledge of labour or services as security for the repayment for a debt or other obligation.[1] The services required to repay the debt may be undefined, and the services' duration may be undefined.[2] Debt bondage can be passed on from generation to generation.[2]

Currently, debt bondage is the most common method of enslavement with an estimated 8.1 million people bonded to labour illegally as cited by the International Labour Organization in 2005.[3] Debt bondage has been described by the United Nations as a form of "modern day slavery" and the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery seeks to abolish the practice.[2][4][5] Though most countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are parties to the Convention, the practice is still prevalent primarily in these regions. It is predicted that 84 to 88% of the bonded labourers in the world are in South Asia.[4][6] Lack of prosecution or insufficient punishment of this crime are the leading causes of the practice as it exists at this scale today."

The rational (in very short supply on this planet) ... Always worth a follow.


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