Imagine it's a weekday morning, and you're at a trade conference in Finland. You're sleepy, maybe a little jet-lagged, as you prepare for the next speaker. He's a representative from the World Trade Organization, and he has come to talk to you about "The Future of Textiles." First, he presents an argument that seems to excuse slavery as economically beneficial. Then he demonstrates how, by "allowing" slaves (i.e., workers) to remain in their home countries, companies can actually save money by managing them from afar. Eventually, the speaker has an assistant rip off his suit to reveal a gold lamé unitard, outfitted with a huge inflatable penis containing a screen to monitor international workers at their sewing machines. Feeling... More >>>