Source: The irony of reading Plutarch
The domain for this great site covering the greek crisis and more has expired I am re blogging so that it remains searchable and readable.
I read a short essay by Plutarch yesterday. It’s 2.000-year-old text against the notion of borrowing. “Against borrowing money” is the essay’s title and it’s part of his book on Morals.
Of course he wasn’t an economist so you won’t find financial doctrines in it. But the simple fact of reading a Greek ancestor who has written simple ideas on the notion of borrowing/lending makes it, well, ironic if not tragic.
And then we go back to our news channels and our dear government and we listen things like “we didn’t know” or “there was no alternative”.
Go on, give it a try, it’s long but not too much.
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