I frequently encounter liberals defending exploitative sweatshops and slave factories as "better than the alternative where those people get nothing", and presenting Western states and corporations as benevolent for giving them jobs.
However, I am usually at a loss to explain that these people would not be in this precarious situation if not for the fact their livelihoods and wealth are robbed from them by neocolonialist, imperialist, and predatory debt practices; enabled by these very 'benevolent' entities.
I know there are some books that delve into this such as Debt the first 5000 years (Graeber), Economic Hitman (Perkins), and Profit over People (Chomsky). But I was wondering if there was something more succinct or digestible I can send people for a quick rundown? Or perhaps viewpoints from people more intimately involved with the exploited workers?