The Role Economics and Culture Play in Exploiting America’s Slavery Loophole; Also, Injecting Hormones to Grow Taller Children

As more states move to remove the criminal punishment exception to the prohibition of slavery, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss how economics and culture have led to this exception being exploited over the years (01:44).  The guys also take a look at the growing trend in China to use of “height boosting shots” in healthy children and consider how societies should handle voluntary and/or cosmetic procedures in children (30:35).

The ‘Exception’: Five US States to Vote on Vestige of Slavery (Bloomberg)

Four states voted to abolish slavery, but not Louisiana. Here’s why (BBC)

13TH (Netflix)

Convict Leasing (Wikipedia)

Rise of growth hormone use on children in China alarms health experts (Yahoo! News)

Two Florida medical boards advance ban on gender-affirming care for minors (NBC News)