Thanks to a tweet that caught my eye–more slaves now than ever before in history!!–I started reading this article. I encourage you to read it:

Standing in New York City, you are five hours away from being able to negotiate the sale, in broad daylight, of a healthy boy or girl. He or she can be used for anything, though sex and domestic labor are most common. Before you go, let’s be clear on what you are buying. A slave is a human being forced to work through fraud or threat of violence for no pay beyond subsistence. Agreed? Good.
Source: A World Enslaved, Foreign Policy by E. Benjamin Skinner

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