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Ikea Admits Forced Labor Had Been Used in 1980s

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This story is crazy:

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Not altogether shocking from a company whose founder, while building the business in 1943, was also a recruiter for the Swedish Nazi Party and kept ties with his old friends well after the war's full scope had come to light.

    But I imagine this is going to be quite the conundrum for socially conscious buyers.
  3. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    You can always use throw pillows and accent colors to soften edges of the East German prison-inspired design.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If the cells were constructed as well as the furniture, the prisoners could have left any time they liked.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Not totally surprised. Nor would it surprise me if others did the same.

    If you could get free (or nearly free) labor, wouldn't you take it? Sweatshops or otherwise?
  6. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Are you performance art? No, not everyone would take free forced labor.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Who beat?
  8. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    So Mark has previously established that he's anti-black people, and now that he's pro-forced labor.

    Dare we ask his opinion on slavery?
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Hey, the Germans forced Scandanavian women into bearing children for their "master race" during World War II, didn't they? Talk about forced labor ...
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    No, not everyone.
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