How Excessive Government Killed Ancient Rome
17 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Date Written: Fall 1994
This paper argues that the fall of ancient Rome was principally due to excessive government. It led to inflation and high taxation that sapped Rome's economic strength and eventually made it impossible for the western empire to afford to defend itself.
Keywords: Ancient Rome, taxation
JEL Classification: N00
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