One of the missions of this blog is to bring to your attention how we got into the predicament we are in today. You may have seen news stories recently about the social unrest taking place in France triggered by the government’s attempt to raise the retirement benefit age by two year. What we are witnessing is the formation of another crack in the foundation of the unsustainable European “nanny” state. This is a story that could be coming to your neighborhood soon.
Often one of the most reliable means of predicting the future is to look at the past. Historians such Edward Gibbons, who wrote The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers have provided useful insights into the warning signs of imperial decline. [...]