What have we learnt in 2 millenia?

“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

Evidently, nothing….

A scary quote

This is just scary, was it foresight for our current situation, or for the situation at the time?


"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until debt becomes unbearable.

The unpaid debt will lead to the bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to Communism. "

Karl Marx, 1867.

Deepest Fear


"Our deepest fear is not that we areinadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is ourlight, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I tobe brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be?You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There isnothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure aroundyou. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's notjust in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, weunconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberatedfrom our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Maryanne Williamson