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Old 03-18-2011, 06:06 AM   #18
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Default Re: Mendenhall backs Peterson's 'slave' comment

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Originally Posted by kirklandrules View Post
Maybe they should have drawn a parallel between football players and gladiators.
The gladiators were slaves, last I checked. Keep reading your history, and you'll find a lot of exceptionally smart people making this same connection. As the source of all truth and light states:
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Similarities between wage labor and slavery were noted at least as early as Cicero. [10] A line in the original "Star-Spangled Banner" groups "hirelings" together with slaves. [11] Before the American Civil War, Southern defenders of African American slavery invoked the concept to favorably compare the condition of their slaves to workers in the North.
And eventually, as I said earlier, the connection is made between "outright" slavery and any condition where one has little or no control over one's work, working conditions or product. That's demeaning, no matter how much money one is making.

There's a reason why studies have shown over and over again that managers almost always choose more power over higher earnings or greater efficiency. Workers don't tend to have that choice, though.
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