For years the main obstacle preventing me from abandoning leftist views on the poor was what I had learned about the plight of the workers during the Industrial Revolution. When I began to get skeptical about the left’s approach, I read a lot of books and articles from people on the right (like Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics), but found nothing addressing that specific topic. Eventually, I patched together facts that suggested the left was wrong about what happened back then, but I’d like to see someone on the right discuss this in detail. They would start with a careful statement of what leftists believe about that period, and then explain why it’s wrong.
I’d also like to see a similar essay debunking leftist views on America’s relations with Latin America.
Maybe these essays already exist. If so, please tell me.