Cracking down on demand seems a useful way to chip away at 21st-century slavery

The Swedish model, adopted in 1999, is to prosecute the men who purchase sex, while treating the women who sell it as victims who merit social services. Prosecution of johns has reduced demand for prostitution in Sweden, which in turn reduces market prices. That reduces the incentives for trafficking into Sweden, and the number of …

Regulation won't set anyone free, It'll merely tighten the grips of your slavery

A bullet through the brain, Is said by some to be humane. To be killed swiftly after a life of misery, No freedom, no equality, just bigger cages, longer chains. Is a murderer not a killer if they gas but do not cut? Would you be willing to give your life for others to consume? …

"The idea of ending slavery seemed totally utopian, crackpot, wildly too idealistic"

In the late 18th century, a small group of Englishmen went out on a limb and put forward the radical notion that slavery was wrong. At first, their proposal that Enlightenment ideals of equality and liberty should be extended to the millions of African slaves held in Britain’s colonies looked like a non-starter. “The idea …