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Wage Slavery

Wage slavery is a form of slavery. It is a state under which a person is not able to exercise his or her rights or authority over himself or herself in the matter of livelihood. A slave is not entitled to rights such as the right to freedom of expression, right to hold an occupation, right to equality, right against exploitation, freedom to profess a religion, right to education, and many other basic rights. According to Geoff Mann, “To be a slave is to be unjustly and cruelly exploited and dominated, and, at least for the duration of servitude.”

There are many forms of slavery, some of which are nearly similar to wage slavery, such as chattel slavery and bonded labor. Chattel slavery is a form ...

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