Labor's a Commodity, like Fish

Music: Sicut lilium inter spinas.
By Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Performed by The Tudor Consort at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-Unported license.

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Labor's a commodity, like fish,
As children are fast-frozen and filleted,
Beating down the price. Fortunes are made
On selling to us all so cheap a dish.
Remember how the world is being run,
Determined by the market's iron laws
As slaves and children jingle in its jaws.
Yet is there nothing, nothing to be done?

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