Yeah... both Richard and Sam are kind of emotionally disconnected. In different ways. But. Definitely.
Also like you showing that Richard isn't totally innocent as far as the slavery issue is concerned, he owned slaves and he approved the purchase of Final Desintination slaves. Knowing how the estblishment has treated mental patients, prisioners. minorites and even military in regards to experminations it is truly frightening to think of what those emperminations could be like in your 'verse, like Dr. Menagle x how ever many scientists are using Final Contracts.
Oh yeah. The underside of the Keptverse - the slaves who aren't seen - it's ugly. And as both darkrose and poisontaster say, it is very difficult not to be implicated - even without thinking about it. I made Richard and Helen monogamous because I wanted to emphasise the intensity of their relationship - which meant Richard, who hadn't come from a wealthy background, wasn't accustomed to sex with slaves as a routine - but, just like Willow: he grew up accustomed to there being slaves.