On Slavery

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin Sclavus, from Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos), probably from the Greek verb σκυλάω (skuláō), a variant of σκυλεύω (skuleúō, “to get the spoils of war”).[1]

Slave: Spoils of war!

~40+ million people of modern slavery!

Debt bondage

While American slaves in 1809 were sold for around $40,000 (in inflation adjusted dollars), a slave nowadays can be bought for just $90, making replacement more economical than providing long term care.[296] Slavery is a multibillion-dollar industry with estimates of up to $35 billion generated annually.[297]

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