In
further making his argument of private ownership of land as the main cause of
poverty, George refutes the “law of diminishing productiveness” (George 132).

George characterizes the earth as made of “indestructible matter” (George 133)
containing a physical limit. In doing so, he compares the earth to the scientific
fact that electricity can neither be created nor destroyed, but only conserved
or transferred. Therefore, even if population increased infinitely, it “could
not make this rolling sphere one atom heavier nor one atom lighter” (George
133), and it could certainly not make land less productive since its productivity,
like everything else, could not be lessened. Despite a strong argument in
George’s times, it could easily be refuted nowadays by scientific experiments
that prove George’s thought to be erroneous. Due to technological advances,
scientists have found soil erosion to be a major impact of agriculture and
livestock, thus reducing land productivity.  Furthermore, even if George’s theory was to
hold true and “as the water that we take from the ocean must again return to
the ocean” (George 133), if the elements of the ocean water returning to the
ocean are not of the same quality and quantity as before, it would basically account
for its own destruction due to its reduced utility. Furthermore, George
continues his argument by criticizing John Steuart Mill. 

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Child labour is
a major humanitarian problem faced by many countries in the world today. Millions
of children suffer in the form of child labour, which majorly includes

trafficking by
smugglers for sexual exploitation or use by adults in illicit activities

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liked forced
labour, slavery and even for drug trafficking. Child labour reinforces poverty,
unemployment, and hinders economic growth.

 

Children in
Thailand engage in the worst forms of child labor, mainly in fishing, shrimp
and seafood processing, and in commercial sexual exploitation. Some children in
Thailand face challenges in accessing education, which increases their
vulnerability to this horrific struggle.

 

Thailand has
made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate child labor. The government
has adopted an amendment to the penal code that increases penalties for
individuals who use children to commit crimes; introduced various laws and
regulations and has enacted policies to eliminate the child labor, forced child
labor and compliance to the labor law. Thailand has established a new taskforce
to investigate crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children carried out
using the Internet. The Department of Labour Protection & Welfare and International
Labor Organization-IPEC project in Thailand work together for the National Plan
(2015-2020) to create an industry that is free of child labour and forced
labour and offers decent working conditions and opportunities in the future. It
focuses on selected geographical hubs for shrimp and seafood processing.

Thailand is also creating awareness through various campaigns and vocational training
courses. Thailand is also working towards providing accessible education,
social protection and livelihood services to migrant and Thai Children and
their families especially in the shrimp and seafood industries.