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Lactantius on The Welfare State – Today’s Quote

Lactantius on The Welfare State – Today’s Quote

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The number of [welfare] recipients began to exceed the number of contributors [taxpayers] by so much that, with farmers’ resources exhausted by the enormous size of the requisitions [taxes], fields became deserted and cultivated land was turned into forest.”

The historian Lactantius, 240 to 320 A.D. discussing the Roman Empire via The Futility Of Price Controls – Forbes.com.

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