Debt Slavery, Rome and Now

Keep in mind that in essence DEBT IS FUTURE LABOR.

Among Rome’s leading historians, Livy, Plutarch and Diodorus blamed the fall of the Republic on creditor intransigence in waging the century-long Social War marked by political murder from 133 to 29 BC. [Domestically King, the Kennedys, and Malcolm come to mind.] Populist leaders sought to gain a following by advocating debt cancellations (e.g., the Catiline conspiracy in 63-62 BC). They were killed. By the second century AD about a quarter of the population was reduced to bondage. By the fifth century Rome’s economy collapsed, stripped of money. Subsistence life reverted to the countryside.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/12/02/debt-slavery-%e2%80%93-why-it-destroyed-rome-why-it-will-destroy-us-unless-it%e2%80%99s-stopped/

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