apparently you can purchase a slave in Somalia (or maybe it's Sudan?) for only US$53. There is actually an organization that goes in and buys slaves, and frees them. How sad, that $53 can buy a human life. That's like, one pair of shoes. Less than one pair of jeans. Dinner for two. a human life.
"so, I earned fifty three dollars today. what should i do? maybe i'll buy some new books, a cute top, and have lunch. or maybe i'll buy a PERSON."