Cause free labor is the cornerstone of US economics
True. Though the credit is typically given to white men in wigs, the wealth and power of the United States was built by African slaves.
Capitalism always relies on “primitive accumulation,” or wealth that is created by theft or oppressive exploitation. The success is not simply due to smart and industrious people competing. The 500-year success of capitalism in the US and the Europe is due to the inflow of incalculable amounts of wealth attained through the slave trade and the pillaging of the Americas, the colonization of South Asia and Africa and other non-capitalist modes of accumulation.
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