Those socialist regimes of the past were so brutal and awful. In the U.S. we have the 13th Amendment that would never allow us to force our citizens into slave labor camps.... Oops:
All told, nearly a million [U.S.] prisoners are now making office furniture, working in call centers, fabricating body armor, taking hotel reservations, working in slaughterhouses or manufacturing textiles, shoes and clothing, while getting paid somewhere between ninety-three cents and $4.73 per day.
Well, at least they're privately-run slave labor camps. With private outsourcing, I'm sure we can improve on the efficiency of socialist gulags.
By Steve Fraser and Joshua Freeman
April 19, 2012 | The Nation