Sunday, September 01, 2019

New York Times insert shows how American capitalism was built on slavery with handwritten accounting


Matthew Desmond has a booklet-length article last week in the New York Times Magazine, “In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation”. 
  

The article describes handwritten accounting systems quantifying the value of each individual slave’s labor.
  
Appropriate for Labor Day.

Update: Saturday, Sept. 14

Andrew Sullivan writes about the slavery model behind capitalism. "The New York Times has abandoned liberalism for activism, in the Intelligencier, here

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