by John Rubino
One of the jarring things about visiting less-well-off countries is the seemingly inexhaustible supply of girls and boys available for anyone with hard currency. These are someone’s kids. But apparently there’s not enough food in the rural village or urban slum to sustain them, so they end up living lives that are absolutely inconceivable for the typical middle-or-upper-class American.
Stuff like that happens here too, of course, but only in unique circumstances and on a very small scale. Right? Well, maybe not any more…