We have been sacrificed as payment to those swindling moneylenders
Published 15/01/2012 | 05:00
Debt becomes a sacred obligation only if it is owed by the poor and vulnerable to the rich and powerful, writes Carol Hunt
Newstalk radio's resident philosopher Dr Graham Finlay gave us a little insight into the economic genius of Julius Caesar last Tuesday on Moncrieff, it being the anniversary of his infamous crossing of the Rubicon river.
Finlay referenced Caesar's debt "forgiveness" schemes, introduced after he took power from the corrupt patrician oligarchy which had eviscerated the political institutions of the Republic.