1047: Rose Wilder Lane – Roman Peace Collapsed

Roman Peace was designed to last forever. When Diocletian perfected it, its economy was so thoroughly planned and so well administered that farmers could no longer farm nor workers work, and Government took care of them on the relief that taxes provided. Until the increasing taxes pushed so many farmers and workers onto tax-supported relief that there was not enough productive energy left to pay the taxes. And the Roman empire with its world peace collapsed into the Dark Ages. —Rose Wilder LaneDownload Print Quality (6340×7680) 338KB  |  Normal Quality (3170×3840) 262KB
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