Why would anyone want to have slaves? Does owning slaves make you richer? I don’t think so.
Came across this video from the Hoover History Working Group and that’s my main takeaway. Do watch the video in its entirety, and look for Thomas Sowell’s “Black Rednecks and White Liberals”, especially Chapter III, for his perspectives.
Niall Ferguson also has a series of videos on “The History of Money” or “The Ascent of Money”. Do look those up and get the books, too, if you can.
I did a short video describing my takeaways. Join me and discuss! The Hoover History Working Group video is embedded below that.