America’s economy runs on poverty ensuring cheap goods.
Plentiful services. Both require a sprawling labor market.
With tough jobs low wages. Much as it will disturb those.
Who care. More honest to call contemporary poor slaves.
Those searching for reasons why the American economy is.
Uniquely severe and unbridled can find answers in many places.
Religion, politics, culture. Increasingly, historians point.
To the gnatty fields of Georgia and Alabama, the cotton houses.
Slave auction blocks, as the birthplace of America’s low-road.
Approach to capitalism. Slavery didn’t just deny black freedom.
But built white fortunes. Origin of the black-white wealth gap.
Abusing the powerless. Sweated labour debased capitalism. eg