A writeup in this week’s New York characterizes newsman John Stossel as “anxious.” But if there’s one thing he’s not worried about, it’s the ethics of unpaid internships!
“Now the government says you can’t have unpaid interns, that it’s exploitation. Can you believe that?” he says. “I built my career on unpaid interns! My staff is almost all former interns. What ever happened to two adults entering an agreement together?”
So: unpaid internships are OK because the unpaid interns consent, i.e. are not forced into indentured servitude or similar. We guess this is positive.