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- DescriptionThis ground-breaking book adds an ecomic angle to a traditionally moral argument, demonstrating that slavery has never promoted ecomic growth or development, neither today r in the past. While unfree labor may be lucrative for slaveholders, its negative effects on a country's ecomy, 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 ecomy. Historians, ecomists, policymakers, and anti-slavery activists need 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 ecomic well-being.
- Author BiographyRobert 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.
- Author(s)Professor Robert E Wright
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication06/02/2017
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Notebiography
- Weight410 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine17 mm
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