Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Let My People Go.

There are more slaves today than ever. Roughly 27 million people, twice the number of people who were taken from Africa during the entire history of the trans-Atlantic trade.

Deliver us from Egypt: Jonathan Zasloff observes that 600,000 Israelites were freed during the exodus. That pales in comparison to the number of slaves in the world today.

Free the slaves: Kevin Bales explains here how modern slavery works. It's a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He calculates the price of freeing every slave on earth, now.

Let my people go.

Thanks, Jeff Weintraub, for paying attention to these things.


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