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Ashes Ashes is a podcast about the end of the world. Each week we explore a new systemic or apocalyptic issue that society is facing now or will have to deal with in the coming decades. Through this we hope to draw the listener to the conclusion that our overarching economic and political systems are inherently flawed. Once that fact is accepted, it's that much easier to do something about it.
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Slaves to Progress: Part 1
6 days ago
Episode 36 - "Slaves to Progress: Part 1"
Despite universal condemnation of slavery, there are more slaves than ever before. They are cheaper (and more disposable) than they ever have been. Who are these people toiling without rest and what forces bind them? Can economic expansion find innovative solutions to this age-old problem? Or is slavery itself built into the foundation of our modern economy?
We will explore these questions and more, as well as the connections between slavery and environmental destruction, migration, and the products we consume daily.
This is the first of a two part series.
07:42 Slaves by the Numbers
12:04 Diversity of Products
14:33 The "Third World" and the Environment
21:03 Vicious Cycle
23:10 Global Demand; Local Conflict
24:33 Conflict Mineral Supply Chain
28:55 Debt Path to Slavery
37:53 Vulnerability through Migration
48:00 What are Rights?
55:28 Benevolence of Jobs?
57:49 Thinking in Aggregates
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