When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
The ECB has surrendered and is turning toward even more aggressive easy-money policy as the euro economy slows. Meanwhile, President Trump attempted to use the move to put additional pressure on the Fed to ratchet up its own QE plans.
The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.