If it weren't for capitalism and competition, the staffing industry wouldn't act as the great market equilibrating mechanism it does in assuring workers trend to better, more fitting jobs while organizations trend towards getting the best workers at the best price.
If you wanted proof for that, you'd need only look at societies where staffing operates as a monopoly. Take North Korea for instance:
North Korea uses forced and slave laborers in order to fund state priorities, including the development of nuclear weapons and missiles, according to a new report on the labor practices in the isolated dictatorship.
The report, entitled Gulag, Inc., was unveiled by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., last week. It offers a glimpse into the way Kim Jong Uns regime exploits North Korean citizens in the lowest tiers of its social system for economic gain.
Most of us cannot imagine a place where your life is pre-determined from the time you are born: what you eat, where you attend school, travel, and workall forced onto you, regardless of your desires, dreams, talents, or merits, the report says.
If you are born into the lowest rung of the loyalty-based social discrimination system (songbun), you will likely live a brutish, dangerous, and often short life, shrouded in the darkness of the countrys state-run mines. This has been the reality of North Korea under three generations of the Kim regime.
The report was written by Kim Kwang-Jin, a defector from North Korea and an expert on the regimes secret and illegal international financial operations who is a fellow at HRNK.
Forced labor serves as the backbone of North Koreas mining industry, which yields coal, copper, and other commodities that earn hard foreign currency for the state, Kwang-Jin explains in the report.