These poor, hopeless, angry people exist by grubbing for scraps of cobalt and copper ore in the filth and dust of abandoned copper mines in Congo, sinking perilous 80ft shafts by hand, washing their finds in cholera-infected streams full of human filth, then pushing enormous two-hundredweight loads uphill on ancient bicycles to the nearby town of Likasi where middlemen buy them to sell on, mainly to Chinese businessmen hungry for these vital metals.Well, that is a great step forward for the understanding that the free market rules!!!!
To see them, as they plod miserably past, is to be reminded of pictures of unemployed miners in Thirties Britain, stumbling home in the drizzle with sacks of coal scraps gleaned from spoil heaps.
[ cf How China has created a new slave empire in Africa ]
All Hail Great Leader!!!!
For god has given us RoboBushCheneyParis!!!
and fashionably fashionable....
And bringing the Freedom to Free Trade Free Market...