Basic economics is nearly a lost skill in our current culture. But basic economics is at the heart of many policy positions.
There are many reasons to reject slavery as both unbiblical and inhuman. We could cite the creation of every person in God’s image (Gen. 1:27; James 3:9) and that slavery mars the image of God in our fellow man as just one reason. We could review history and note that Israel’s enemies often carried them into slavery after Israel lost in battle and note that God wanted Israel to be “set apart” from its enemies. And we can certainly agree on the fact that America’s desire for every person to have the freedom to chase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” precludes slavery.