Slavery was a good thing to rulers and slave owners, it allowed them to focus on executing tasks without taking in consideration much the human element!
Slaves built pyramids, slaves built cities …. but then slaves revolted Spartacus revolt in Rome and many other revolts as well, then somehow workers started getting more and more organized and started getting more rights …
but if we look at the bigger picture, if we look at the families saving rates, we notice that they are very small , somehow the system was successful in creating dependence … by not letting families save money, employees become dependent and would be less ready to take risks. And to top it all, at the end of the year the government tax you 5-10-20% of your income and thus left at the end of the day with almost nothing, so basically the systems are done in a way to let you have the impression of freedom while in reality you are not.
you ask about slavery this is modern day slavery! you are not free my friend, your bills will haunt you every end of the month, and thus oblige you to conform to society, you conform or you are an outcast and you’ll end up in the streets, that’s the core of the system created by the enlighted ones.
You are pressured by society to conform, the more you are able to save the more the expectation of society are more expensive, society is modeled by the media and the media is run by the tycoons.
below is a table of savings (% of revenue) by households in the EU: