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The Poverty of Slavery How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy von Wright, Robert E. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.02.2017
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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The Poverty of Slavery

This ground-breaking book adds an economic angle to a traditionally moral argument, demonstrating that slavery has never promoted economic growth or development, neither today nor in the past. While unfree labor may be lucrative for slaveholders, its negative effects on a country's economy, much like pollution, drag down all members of society. Tracing the history of slavery around the world, from prehistory through the US Antebellum South to the present day, Wright illustrates how slaveholders burden communities and governments with the task of maintaining the system while preventing productive individuals from participating in the economy.
Historians, economists, policymakers, and anti-slavery activists need no longer apologize for opposing the dubious benefits of unfree labor. Wright provides a valuable resource for exposing the hidden price tag of slaving to help them pitch antislavery policies as matters of both human rights and economic well-being. Robert E. Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University, USA. He has co/authored or co/edited two dozen books on US economic history and policy, including Corporation Nation , Fubarnomics , and One Nation Under Debt . He has served on the board of Historians Against Slavery, an NGO, since 2012.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 302
    Erscheinungsdatum: 27.02.2017
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319489681
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
    Größe: 3408 kBytes
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