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Ancient Greeks: Plutarch on Liberties of the People

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The real destroyer of the liberties of the people
is he who spreads among them
bounties, donations and benefits.

~ Plutarch


Plutarch, (born c. 45-50 bce—died c. 120-125 bce), was a Greek writer and philosopher. A prodigious and hugely influential writer, he is now most famous for his biographical works in his Parallel Lives which present an entertaining history of some of the most significant figures from antiquity.” ~ Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Human nature has not changed over the millennia.

Conservative legislators might consider minimum wage increases and social programs as pandering for votes (by the opposition). But you can’t categorize just earnings and value for tax dollars as give-aways. As Plutarch also noted, too much inequality will take down a republic.

The question is, do we learn from history?


Ancient Greek Wisdom  

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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