Could SLAVERY in America compete economically with Walmart's factories in China?
If you figure that a slave owner in America today would still have to pay for food, clothing, and shelter for their slaves, would they be able to compete with the 10 year old girls that work at the Walmart factories in China?
Think about it: Even if they live in squalor, slaves in America would still be paid in rent, food, and clothing. even under the crappiest of conditions, the slaves would be "paid" about $50 per months for rent, another $1 per day for food, and probably $20 a month or so for clothing and other living expenses. That comes to about $100 per month which is still way more than the $64 per month that the 10 year old Chinese girls earn in the Walmart factories.
Even slave labor ain't free.
Would American corporations using slave labor be able to compete with the Chinese companies with labor costs that high?