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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:37 AM

11. Slaves, drugs, and indian gold built European capitalism.

Tea, coffee, sugar, tobacco, rum, cocaine, opium, and on and on ...

The stuff with the big markups, you can't get really rich without something cheap with really high markups like drugs or sex or the products of slave labor. Look at our drug corporations today, no particular connection between what it takes to make something and what they charge, and are they doing well? Oh my.

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