@andy_schauer @4moreye14135025 Well in casual speech I'm sure you've heard people say "I own you" when they think they have a great deal of influence over someone. So clearly there's a relation.

I think you're trying to draw a hard line between chattel slavery and effective slave power dynamics.
@andy_schauer @4moreye14135025 Now if you want to say one was relatively materially worse, that's a whole bunch of empirical questions and value judgments on things like life expectancy and "standard of living".

But I think you're reaching for a way to say formal slavery is worse than slavery-like dynamics.
@andy_schauer @4moreye14135025 Of course one thing the old anarchists would say was that because a slave or a serf was a formal class, he had more rights because the situation was recognized. For example, black slaves working fewer hours per year than free labor. That wage labor is more expendable.

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There's no clear line. And what is "liberalism"? It's not a real thing. It's what comes from the University and spreads through all other institutions.
@jurijfedorov @KirkegaardEmil @desiraethinking That's what's real. The institutional nexus. If the Universities were promoting eugenics, that would be twitter's policy. And they'd feel super-strongly about it and would be mocking "save every baby" religious conservatives for their anti-eugenics by-god-try.
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There are clearly different populations, they differ genetically. Whether they meet X level of heterozygosity or clusteredness for you to class as "race" or "subspecies" or whatever is irrelevant.
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