Black People Politics : America is the Fall before Rome

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The rise and fall of America’s ‘policy entrepreneurs’


Over more than four decades, Rivlin — who died in May at age 88 — served as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, the deputy director and then director of the Office of Management and Budget and the vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She authored many reports and was deeply engaged in the problems of the District, to some in this town, she was known affectionately as “the queen of Washington’s budget wonks.”


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Alice Rivlin testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 21, 2008. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/Associated Press)
 

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If it ever was a secret, it was a poorly kept one...
 

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In college, many, many years ago, I read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". I recently re-read it, and the things I passed over in my twenties now leap off the page at me. I love my country, but it is falling, step by step, just as Rome did, and for many of the same reasons. Why can't people learn from history?
 

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In college, many, many years ago, I read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". I recently re-read it, and the things I passed over in my twenties now leap off the page at me. I love my country, but it is falling, step by step, just as Rome did, and for many of the same reasons. Why can't people learn from history?

Maybe the reason we don't seem to learn from history has to do with our moral limitations.

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:facepalm: This is America



EMPIRES ARE A SECRET UNTIL THEY START FALLING

When Empire Is In Decline
Alfred McCoy says that it is only when empires are in decline that people begin to recognize they live in an empire and start to talk about it. While discussion of empire hasn’t broken into the corporate media, it is certainly happening in the independent media...

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Maybe the reason we don't seem to learn from history has to do with our moral limitations.

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And our arrogance. We tell ourselves that we are smarter, or braver, or more lucky than our ancestors, and thus the destroying hand of History will pass us by. No.
 

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PINK TIDE AGAINST US DOMINATION RISING AGAIN IN LATIN AMERICA

...which is against the interests of people.


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