Originally Posted by penchief
small children deserved 15-hour days in sweat shops for pennies.
This is where I take partial issue with the progressives of the earlier industrial revolution.
Where were those children before working in those shops?
They were begging out in the streets.
If you were young back then which would have looked like a better option?
Now I am not at all advocating for a return to child labor, but when we went from an agrarian society to a mass production society, you have to look at the relative improvement of even the worse case scenarios. Children always worked helping their families on their farms even before then. Was one reason for the summer school break.
In addition to the fact that more people could afford things that only the weathy could afford such as a change of clothes and soap to bathe more often because of mass production. Oh! But the Industrial Revolution is given a thoroughly bad rap by today's progressives as if it was the progressives alone that did anything to improve our conditions.
I was interested in hearing some specifics about what worker rights Bush has taken away...and what exactly is a worker's "rights?" Are these protected in the US Constitution?