Fraternal greetings Whim, I do hope you and yours are in good health and enjoying life under Republican domination.
In answer to your question I would have replied, indubitably; however as that word is five syllables long and my teeth are in a bowl on the nightstand, suffice it to say that there are considerable quantifiable benefits to reintroducing slavery.
However due to past Socio-economic status (otherwise known as SES) which refers to an individual's level of income, wealth, education and prestige, I suggest a rebranding, makeover and name change would be in order.
Regretfully, being stranded on the Yucatan peninsula after the discovery of what may well be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, containing some 248 cenotes and over 216 miles long that was filled with bones and artefacts around 10,000 years ago when the water levels rose over 100 meters at the end of the last ice age, which some say was caused by failure to tax man made emissions - It will be some time before I’m back in the saddle.
However I can confirm that as things stand at the moment, elections for the House of Representatives will be fought on maps drawn after the 2010 census which, (if I’m right – and I once thought I was wrong; but I was wrong about that) will give the Republicans between 23 and 25 seats more than they are entitled to based on their share of the vote.
You can gain a greater insight into the nefarious activities of ‘gerrymandering’ by reading the exploits of Elbridge Gerry.
Whim, dif-tor heh smusma.
Hey! Ain’t that what horses eat?
Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle (Live From Another Dimension in Boston!) https://youtu.be/ZFTBIyz6VCs
BTW Aerosmith wants apples from Appleland sent to the Bananaville district of Boston. You are tasked with transporting 3,000 apples from Appleland to Bananaville, a distance of 1,000 miles. You have a truck that holds 1,000 apples.
However, there is an apple toll on the road to Bananaville, ( controlled by the Republicans) and you must pay 1 apple per mile you drive. There is no toll when you are headed in the opposite direction, toward Appleland. (Which needless to say is managed by the Democrats, run for the community and toll free)
What is the largest number of apples you can transport to Bananaville?
Sure, you can leave apples on the side of the road and return to pick them up later.