Colonialism and Imperialism
Colonialism and Imperialism are capitalist harms (not governmental problems) because of private ownership of governments and corporations such as the British East India Company. When unchecked by local government, they run rampant over human rights in the name of profit.
- Congo Free State [More...]
- King Leopold II of Belgium privately owned the Congo Free State. The atrocities (including cutting off hands for failure to meet rubber quotas) may have killed half the population.
- Legacy of Colonialism: Britain Robbed India of $45 Trillion and Thence 1.8 Billion Indians Died from Deprivation [More...]
- It has taken India 7 decades to partially recover from 2 centuries of rapacious British imperialism... 1.8 billion Indians died avoidably from egregious deprivation under the British.
- Private ownership on the scale of a state. (4 links)
- Private ownership of large areas is not much different than a state, except that the profit motive can incentivize harming the people. Atrocities result, as we see with the Congo Free State and the British East India Company.
- The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire (book)
- "It was not the British government that began seizing great chunks of India in the mid-eighteenth century, but a dangerously unregulated private company headquartered in one small office, five windows wide, in London, and managed in India by a violent, utterly ruthless and intermittently mentally unstable corporate predator -- Clive. India's transition to colonialism took place under a for-profit corporation, which existed entirely for the purpose of enriching its investors."
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