Child Labor-Laws Getting Slowly Rolled Back

06/06/2011 11:42 am ET | Updated Aug 06, 2011
  • Adam Cohen Time

The government has not had a lot of ideas for what to do about the nation's anemic job market, but there are troubling signs that one old idea is starting to re-emerge: child labor. In the first part of the 20th century, there was a concerted effort to end the scourge of children working in factories and textile mills. But now there is a small but noticeable drive to weaken these protections.

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