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.
Media and Culture
Governments love to point to stuff they built with your tax dollars. But they never point to all the destroyed wealth and lost opportunities that result from those same programs and policies.
Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism
The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending
The whole episode shows the folly of top-down political solutions to social challenges.
Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History
Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.
Legal SystemThe Police State