In his book The greed for Gold lights Michael Bloss, all conceivable facets of the precious metal. This also includes the question of the recovery of Gold and associated ethical issues:
According to the World Gold Council, about 100 million people worked in the 2011 gold production. Thus, the gold production is a major employer and the supply industry for countless families. In the process, have been discussed in the past few years, the poor working conditions in the media. It was also reported that only in Mongolia, about 8,000 children work in the gold mines of the country.
The Figures were collected by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and are from the year 2006. This has been an issue in past years, often, has not changed, however. The working conditions are poor and the health consequences are often fatal. In 2011, the published human rights organization Human Rights Watch in a report, thus at least 20,000 children in Malian gold mines would work.
Also from other regions of the Western media suffer similar Figures. Therefore, in the case of employment in the gold mining industry can be currently considered that this is not the same, in principle, the conditions of our own ideas of value-based Employment. Both the safety ideas, ideas for health and safety and working time, as well as the issue of child labour differ significantly from the Western European ideas.
Buchbeschreibung: Gold exudes from time immemorial, the myth of value, wealth and Power. In the literature, and in philosophy we find numerous influences. Not to mention the religions. But what is the role of Gold in our lives really? How much Gold is there at all? In which jewelry and everyday items it is? And Gold is indeed a safe haven for private assets?
In an entertaining way, the reader will be surprised on every page of the book with interesting facts about Gold from all possible perspectives.