Where to now? On the Collapse of Empires

Simon Black: Two Words – Screw That

Everybody has a choice to make. On one hand, we can either bury our heads in the sand, pretend that everything is OK, and continue being the boiling frog in the pot… just like the poor schmucks who stuck around Rome until the 5th century getting taxed out of their minds and watching their livelihoods inflate away.

On the other, we can recognize that the rise and fall of empires is part of history’s normal cycle… that it’s been happening for millennia, and this time is no different. We can look to the rest of the world and understand that, for all of the turmoil, this is one of the most exciting times to be alive and that the world is full of incredible opportunities.

Interesting discussion. I believe that the first to escape a collapsing empire were not always the best off. There were always great risks to overcome at the fringes of civilization.

Perhaps there is a third option that includes staying put, but fighting to fix what is broken.

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