Quote# 141934Was slavery a good thing?
A problem with civilisation is that in the normal course of events a few people end up owning all the wealth while the rest starve. Suppose the currency in a given region is gold and you have a lot of gold. You will be able to loan your gold at interest since most ventures will require start-up gold. Hence you will get richer while the rest of society gets collectively poorer. Eventually you will have all the gold and everyone else will have none. Hence there needs to be some kind of redistribution system from the haves to the have nots. There are a couple of problems that tend to arise though. If you allow the plebs to vote themselves unlimited free stuff they will tend to bring about failed communist states like Zimbabwe and Venezuela and giving people unconditional free stuff tends to turn them into useless degenerates. Therefore you need a good mechanism for redistributing wealth.
One such mechanism is slavery. The slaves could be kept in line by their owners who would be prepared to spend more money on their upkeep than they would on rented laborers due to pride of ownership. Although chattel slave labor is less efficient than wage slave labor in most contexts, perhaps we should look at restoring chattel slavery.
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