CEOs bullish on Florida, unlike workers

Mrs. Amos Davis and former slave Charlotte

Tampa Bay Times’ Robert Trigaux quotes studies that CEOs rank Florida as number 2 in the nation as the best state for business; while workers rank Florida number 47 concerning their own well being.

How different would these numbers be for Florida in 1861 when half the people of the state were “employed” as slaves?

In an ironic coincidence, large planters (owners of 50 slaves or more) made up less than 1% of the state’s total population.

The more things change, the more things stay the same.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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