Economic historian Mark Thornton has published several peer-reviewed articles on the economics of slavery in the American South. In this episode, he and Bob discuss the various ways in which government intervention propped up slavery and masked its inefficiency.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- Two of Mark Thornton’s (co-authored) journal articles on slavery: one and two.
- Jacobin magazine on slavery and capitalism in the United States.
- Bob’s mises.org article on slavery and capitalism.
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The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.