Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Are we breeding depraved billionaires? Economic inequality and sex trafficking

quote [ Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Kraft: Wealth inequality is turning super-rich into comic-book villains ]

I've thought for years that there's an Accountability Ceiling - if you're above it, you can sexually assault children, keep slaves, and commit murder and get a slap on the wrist at worst, because convicting you would be too "disruptive". If you're below it, one too many parking tickets can fuck your life for good.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by hellboy@9:20pmGMT]


ComposerNate said @ 9:38pm GMT on 26th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
Ivanka has such a great figure after giving Trump his four children.
rndmnmbr said @ 11:09pm GMT on 26th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
That's the whole point behind the recent concentration of wealth into fewer and fewer hands, there are more people trying to ascend above the accountability ceiling. Elon Musk doesn't want to go to Mars for the overall benefit of humanity, Elon Musk wants to go to Mars to be beyond the reach of law.
Onix said @ 9:49pm GMT on 1st Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
Comic book villians should bring forth comic book heroes. At least they should if reality was fair.
Hugh E. said @ 10:11pm GMT on 1st Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
So, AOC?
Onix said @ 11:47pm GMT on 4th Mar
She has a comic book, but I was thinking about somedody like Bruce Wayne, who could give these people a shot of their own poison.
Hugh E. said @ 3:06am GMT on 27th Feb
Technically, Betteridge's Law still applies. They're not being bred; the depravity was already there. They consider it their right as billionaires. Otherwise, what's the point.
lilmookieesquire said @ 3:13am GMT on 27th Feb
Just like Rome!
Wait... im a heliot aren’t I...
biblebeltdrunk said @ 2:10pm GMT on 27th Feb
In other grossness, Ahead of his trial on rape charges, Weinstein has been reportedly trying to hire hotshot female lawyers—but at a discount, telling them it will be good for their careers
Menchi said @ 5:07pm GMT on 27th Feb
I'm sure he's promised them lots of exposure >_>
cb361 said @ 9:29pm GMT on 27th Feb
He intends to make a clean breast of it.
Seneki said @ 4:53am GMT on 28th Feb
He wants to get a head on the situation.
cb361 said @ 8:11am GMT on 28th Feb
He'll show them what Injury Lawyer really means.
yogi said @ 12:40am GMT on 3rd Mar
Unfortunately, this "topic" is a lot of hoo-hoo about nothing.

Economic inequality and sex trafficking don't go together at all, so Marcotte's title is more than misleading.

Her point that the workers at Orchid couldn't say no is entirely wrong. She relies on a law enforcement pronouncements without understanding the context of such. Much of what the law enforcement officer said was pure malarky.

The Asian community is insular. Sex work in Asia is accepted. Many people use many different methods for migration. See Laura Agustin, Sex at the Margins. One of them might be paying someone, and one of the repayment methods might be sex work.

They did a study in NYC and found that out of 150 women in the industry, only one was coerced. And several worked off their contract and stayed on because the job was so lucrative.

Here's the big hit: no trafficking charges have been filed. None will. See Brown's work at Reason.com: https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/25/florida-massage-parlor-sex-stings

As to the subject itself, which is sex work and the options available, Kraft can afford high end workers, but as one worker told me, sometimes a guy just wants a cheeseburger rather than steak.

It's distressing to see such a poorly researched article out on the net.
Hugh E. said[1] @ 1:30am GMT on 3rd Mar
Wow. A defense of a multi-millionaire engaging in sex trafficking and racist stereotyping folded in with a sprinkling of shallow ahistorical libertarianism and just a hint of victim blaming. Excellent. *chefkiss
yogi said @ 7:51am GMT on 6th Mar
Double-wow: a complete avoidance of fact, scientifically substantiated fact, and expert in-depth reporting in order to employ an ad hominem attack. Which demonstrates my point.

Those who are open to the truth would ask questions rather than condemn. Those who believe one thing but are interested in different points, would do the same. There's a spectrum there, but belief is a powerful feeling.

Those who are closed will remain so, as above.

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