What have we learned about economics in tw0 thousand plus years
Back then they already knew:
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance
Question: Who said this and when did they say it?
Answer: Cicero, in 55 BC
Question: What have we learned since?
Answer: Evidently nothing!