The Hard Truth About Racism as a “Business Decision”

How colonial slavery disproved the tenants of economic liberalism.

Benjamin Franklin’s cartoon Join, or Die, used as a call for colonial unity during the American Revolution.

Last week, Republican state Rep. Werner Horn came under fire for comments he posted on Facebook suggesting slavery in the United State had been an essentially economic decision, one having little or nothing to do with racism.

“It shouldn’t be surprising since owning slaves wasn’t a…