Did slavery make economic sense?

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THE profitability of slavery is an enduring question of economic history.

plerudulier‘s insight:

Intuitively, a business that uses slaves should be profitable. You pay your workers nothing, and reap the benefits of their labour. And some economic historians try to show just how lucrative it was.

See on www.economist.com

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