The concept of modern slavery.

The concept of modern slavery.

From a sci-fi novel I’m reading called The Human, by Neal Asher..

Citizens found themselves becoming chattels of the state, and its corporate partners. An ever-increasing number of rules and regulations, produced by ever-expanding bureaucracy, required funding through taxation. Those citizens were complicit in this because, foolishly, they believed in every new โ€˜dangerโ€™ pointed out to them by the elites, which, of course, each needed โ€˜regulationโ€™.

From “The Human” by Neal Asher

Neal has nailed the concept of modern slavery.

No longer sci-fi I’m afraid.