I didn't want to be right about the GOP and capitalists ushering in a new era of child labor. Unfortunately, here we are.
This is totally already happening. My husband saw this in a German publication; I had not seen it in a US source but I don't watch television, so it may have been covered. https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20230217-1
But still. The headline is "MORE THAN 100 CHILDREN ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED IN HAZARDOUS JOBS, FEDERAL INVESTIGATION FINDS; FOOD SANITATION CONTRACTOR PAYS $1.5M IN PENALTIES"
Omg. I keep being reminded of the flashback scenes in the televised “Handmaid’s Tale” series; the horror and poignancy involved in the “when this happened we should’ve....” scenes. That’s where we are!!!!
We are living the dystopia - I guess i'll be moving Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" up in my To-Read list. :|