The current price for a slave is $90, but two hundred years ago it was $40,000 (in today’s money).* Slaves today are cheaper and more disposable than ever before in history. Throughout the 19th century, slaves were difficult to capture and transport, but are now easily replaced when ill or injured. Although abolitionists are winning the battle, the war is far from over. An estimated 21,000,000 people are currently enslaved worldwide, generating a $150 billion industry every year.