Are We Rome?

Written by Lawrence W. Reed
Category: · History

Monumental sums for corporate bailouts. Staggering increases in public debt. Concentration of power in the central government. These are only some of the economic issues the United States is facing. In this illuminating essay, Lawrence W. Reed, president of FEE, discusses 21st century America and how similar it is to the ill-fated Roman welfare state of two millennia ago.

“Are We Rome?” is the perfect addition to the library of anyone eager to learn from the mistakes of history.

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in 2008. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for twenty years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its Department of Economics from 1982 to 1984. A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the United States and abroad.

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