Thursday, February 04, 2016

Guest Post: A Tale of Two Empires

Justin Fox: The U.S. isn't Rome. It's not going to fall. But it could slide like 19th century France

People who are worried about the future of the U.S. often find parallels with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. And oh the parallels there are! Here are a few I dredged up in a brief Internet search: easy monetary policy, excessive bureaucracy, entitlement spending, income inequality, extreme pleasure-seeking, high military spending, oppressive taxation,…