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WHAT ABOUT SLAVERY?
—“Curt; Are you opposed to slavery?”—
Um. “Opposed” is an opinion. My opinion is irrelevant. My job is the Law. This is how I understand The Law:
If you mean voluntary or indentured servitude in its many forms, then no, it’s within the law. It’s just a contract. In fact I would advocate for its restoration since it’s just a good way of absorbing labor and taking good care of our people who are less able. I mean, room, clothing, board, healthcare is expensive enough and paying someone to maintain a household unnecessarily isn’t good. There are plenty of people for whom household management is not a preference but a burden.
If you mean civic-slavery (military service) then of course I advocate it – and I don’t think militaries can function otherwise.
If you mean prisoner-slavery (putting prisoners to work on the commons) then yes, of course, I advocate as much of it as possible. On the other hand the law recommends a return to as much capital punishment as possible.
But If you mean chattel slavery (what most people think of) the Law would say that it is always harmful to your people and their genome (unless you sterilize them), it is is too expensive for the meagre returns, and it violates the one law, with which we must force those able to transcend to do so, rather than leave them as undomesticated wild animals so to speak.
In general, chattel slavery is bad. It’s worse if its with aliens. It’s much worse if it’s with devolutionary aliens. And it’s much, much worse if it’s common whatsoever. The externalities are some of the worst possible.
Slavery was an agrarian utility that is no longer of any utility.