Do you know what the average age of a prosperous nation is? 200 Years.
Alexander Tyler was a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh and made the following statement in 1887, about the fall of Athens.
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”
Sound chillingly familiar to our current circumstance?
Tyler pointed out that in the course of 200 years, the world’s greatest civilizations followed the same pattern.
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