[ExI] Slavery Now and in the Past (was: Health system, again)

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 14:20:31 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Max More <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
>  By having non-free labor in which you invest further resources to
>  develop human capital. The resulting labor force costs considerably
>  more, but also is far more productive and skilled.

It remains true that slavery-based economies denote decadent societies
that end up not performing very well from an economic or political
point of view.

It remains to be discussed whether it depends on a few obvious
economic mechanisms, such as the lesser incentive for taylorism and
technological optimisation, or, as in Nietzsche, on the "moral of
slaves" empoisoning the society of their masters, but the phenomenon
seems well established enough.

Stefano Vaj

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