This Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago

Great list!
@mizze43: "We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." -GeorgeOrwell

Posted by Mizz E at November 19, 2014 10:09 AM

What we haven't known and still haven't learned is that runaway equality is as ruinous as runaway inequality, and in a democratic society it may be the same thing.

Posted by james wilson at November 19, 2014 12:15 PM

Well, er ... maybe ... um, this time it'll be different. They promised to be good.

Posted by chasmatic at November 20, 2014 5:23 AM

I'm OK with everything except this business of torture not working. It does, ask anyone who knows anything about the Gestapo. If it's not working, you're not doing it right.

Posted by Casca at November 20, 2014 10:55 AM

Empires, dynasties, kingdoms, fiefdoms, chiefdoms, republics, democracies, theocracies, and other grand constructions of human ingenuity and enterprise have come and gone. They are gone mostly because they didn't learn from are ignoring all the lessons mentioned.

Posted by Jimmy J. at November 20, 2014 3:39 PM