Posted 1 year ago on April 2, 2019, 11:50 a.m. EST by agkaiser
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Michael Hudson from his forthcoming book "The Collapse of Antiquity"
This excerpt from an interview (Part 1) is about the Roman predecessors of today's Wall St Oligarchs:
"Liberty for them was the liberty to destroy that of the population at large. Instead of cancelling debts and restoring land tenure to the population, the oligarchy created the Senate that protected the right of creditors to enslave labor and seize public as well as private lands (just as had occurred in Athens before Solon). Instead of restoring a status quo ante of free cultivators - free of debt and tax obligations, as Sumerian amargi and Babylonian misharumand andurarum meant - the Roman oligarchy accused anyone of supporting debtor rights and opposing its land grabs of 'seeking kingship.' Such men were murdered, century after century."