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Wisdom from the past

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Nov 26, 2008

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. -- Cicero , 55 BC

Rome did not 'heed' and Rome fell.

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Posted by Me Too, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

True, though the Empire lasted another 500 years or so, which is not too shabby. Who knows, it might have collapsed sooner has Cicero's maxims been followed.

Forecasting disaster is an easy business if you don't have to worry about the timing.


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