MY response

Theskunktrainer on Dec. 5, 2009

hearts hearts!

Anyhow to continue that panel, I was so suprised in that class at a lot of things. But like… slave owners only gained 2% (I think? unless it was 4) more than people who used paid labor. If you think about it, it makes sense- while their labor is unpaid, what does that money normally go towards? Food, shelter, clothing… all things they would still need to at least a minimum extent. And they had to be kept minimally healthy otherwise they would cease to be profitable.
Also, slaves were NOT cheap! I was amazed to discover the average price was several thousand dollars- I think it was 30 thousand. Per slave! A thousand dollars is a lot of money NOW- can you imagine how much that would have been back in the day where a few pennies bought you a barrel of candy or something??
So yeah, slavery wasn't actually THAT profitable, at least not as we commonly think it to be.

I'll still be around drawing Meardnom and Skunktraining (,, so check me there!

Also this will update with like, a thank you final thing or whatever, tomorrow.