Originally Posted by ricardisimo
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:
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 or higher earnings or greater efficiency. Workers don't tend to have that choice, though.
If the NFL players want to know what real slavery is about maybe they should ask some of the Eastern European strippers they're so fond at their local "Gentlemen's Club" to explain it to them.