As Common as the Cold

May 17, 2011

“Slavery was as common as the cold until the British Empire and other Western nations abolished it in the ninteeth century. Slavery didn’t become illegal worldwide until 1970, however, when it was finally outlawed on the Arabian Peninsula.” – Jay Richards

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2 Responses to “As Common as the Cold”

  1. Adam Says:

    And its legacy lives on in Capitalism 🙂

    • WVS Says:

      Capitalism is not social darwinism. Social darwinism would say that kings and warlords (and all those in power) could use and abuse the weak and poor. Capitalism says that Bill Gates can’t take anything from me. He has to sell me his crappy software and I can decide to download Open Office instead if I choose. In Capitalism, the rich can’t abuse the poor, they can only sell them stuff.


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