Who are the Slave Traders of the '90's?

Anonymous (nobody@REPLAY.COM)
13 Nov 1996 01:30:35 +0100

Who are the Slave Traders of the '90's?

The slave traders of the '90's are the very same people who
were the slave traders of centuries past!

Take a look around and see how government enforced equality
in employment has fostered an environment in which the
popularity of temporary agencies and consulting firms has
mushroomed over recent decades.

In the not-too-distant past, labor used to make themselves
available to their utilizers. Now there is a whole
infrastructure of marketing personnel, accounting personnel,
offices, communications equipment, advertising, etin place
just to provide labor to employers.

What kind of financial resources does this infrastructure
drain from the sweat of labor? Well, this writer has
heard that the split can be as adverse as 80/20, that is,
80 percent of the billings going to the slave trader
(euphemistically called the consulting firm) with a paltry
20 percent going to the laborer - and getting worse!

Bear in mind that the middleman-infrastructure is a
duplication of effort at best and a resource sapping
enterprise at worse (i.e. parasitical). The resources of
this infrastructure do nothing to directly produce anything
that puts an air conditioner in your window or tires on your
car. If the personnel and other resources of this infra-
structure were diverted to more productive endeavors, then
the supply of goods and services that have real utility
value would increase, and their prices would be more afford-

Who dominates the middleman-infrastructure of "slave trading"
temp agencies and consulting firms? Why, it is the very same
ilk which is drastically over-represented in the ranks of
corporate raider, greenmailer, insider-trader, media mogul,
pornographer, yenta, etc.

You see, under equal employment opportunity (EEO), employers
are loath to pay compensation which will open themselves up to
liability which will require them to pay the same rate to
unpreferred candidates who, in the employer's eye, are not
worth that rate. So employers turn to middlemen. The worker
CANNOT get the rate of pay which he deserves because of the
aforementioned liability concerns, but there is nothing under
the law that inhibits the middleman from seizing the reward -
that is, the just fruits of labor.

By the way, guess which tribe inspired and instigated the
passage of the equal employment opportunity laws to begin