extropians: Re: Aid to children

Re: Aid to children

Bryan Moss (bryan.moss@dial.pipex.com)
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 16:12:19 +0100

Elizabeth Childs said:

> Bryan, are you seriously advocating slavery here, or am I not getting a
> joke?

Yes, I'm seriously advocating slavery.

As Phil Osborn said in his reply to Michaels reply to me, "if [a child] were to form a personal trust and sell shares in himself, then he would have a vested interest in maintaining the value of the shares, as these would be his ticket to acquire further investment for going to college, starting a business, etc." I take this further and call it "slavery" simply because when the child most needs investment it is not at an age to consent. Now it's true that under such a scheme I could buy a child and have him work my sugar plantation for zero wage but it is also true that I could train the child to be a lawyer and make huge profits with minimum investment.