Curious Worldview Podcast

152: Matthew Friedman | The Horrific Realities Of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

September 26, 2023 Matthew Friedman Episode 152
Curious Worldview Podcast
152: Matthew Friedman | The Horrific Realities Of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
Show Notes

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This is a podcast about human trafficking and modern slavery.

The guest is Matthew Friedman, and he is the CEO of the Mekong Club, which is an organisation that mobilises the private sector to take action against human trafficking and modern slavery.

In this conversation, Matthew reveals unsettling story after unsettling story of human trafficking, modern slavery and scams. And in and among it all, he explains how it could be possible that today there are more slaves than has ever been before.

Time Stamps For Matthew Friedman

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 01:32 - Horrific Story From Nepal/India
  • 05:25 - UN Versus NGO's Versus Private Sector
  • 11:19 - There Is More Slavery Today Than There Ever Has Been
  • 15:40 - What Does Matthew Do To Stop Resentment?
  • 20:25 - How Are Slavery Statistics Collected?
  • 22:30 - How Does Rising Middle Class In Developing Economies Affect These Numbers?
  • 28:50 - Pig Butchering & Harmcore
  • 38:56 - Coming Face To Face With The Criminals
  • 46:50 - The Role Of Offshore Finance & Money Laundering
  • 52:40 - The Geography Of All Of This
  • 1:00:10 - Red Light District In Amsterdam & 'Taken' & Jeffrey Epstein
  • 1:11:30 - Africa
  • 1:14:20 - China & Specific Example Of Manufacturers Exploiting Slavery & Greenwashing
  • 1:29:30 - Role Of Serendipity In Matthew Friedman's Life & Bullish Country & Conversation Between 2 People

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