The Obama administration recently decided to fight a war over the use of interns, arguing that for-profit corporations offering spaces for interns are really attempting to avoid minimum-wage laws. Apparently, that “for-profit” distinction was deliberate, although somewhat inexplicable; after all, if internships are exploitative, does it really matter whether the exploiter makes a profit?
Yeah. Why would it be any less exploitative for a non-profit company to suck the blood of living interns by offering unpaid internships?
Ah, but you see, the Obama campaign hires unpaid interns, and does not give them any money at all.
It’s good to be King.