How the abolition of slavery enabled modern prosperity


Contrary to popular belief, capitalism and the industrial revolution did not promote the slave trade, say the British.

Slavery costs more than it pays.  Morally, first.  Economically speaking, then, especially during the industrial revolution.
Slavery cost more than it earned. Morally, first. Economically speaking, then, especially during the industrial revolution.





By Matthew Lesh * for Quillette ** (translation by Peggy Sastre)














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