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Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.
While the Left believes itself to be the friend of the downtrodden, the fact is that the Left supports policies that hinder countless Americans of all backgrounds in attaining economic success for themselves and their families.
The West did not need resources from "Third World" colonies to attain economic development. In fact, colonialism was a result of the West's development, and not its cause.
Labor and WagesWorld History
A just scheme for reparations requires us to identify specific victims. But current calls for reparations do no such thing. Also, the British economy was not built on slavery, as some now claim.
The EnvironmentPrivate Property
The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.