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Forum Post: the top 1% of rome?

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 27, 2011, 1:47 p.m. EST by flip (7101)
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"To determine the size of the Roman economy and the distribution of income, historians Walter Schiedel and Steven Friesen pored over papyri ledgers, previous scholarly estimates, imperial edicts and Biblical passages. Their target was the state of the economy when the empire was at its population zenith, around 150 CE. Schiedel and Friesen estimate that the top one per cent of Roman society controlled 16 per cent of the wealth, less than half of what America's top one per cent control."

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[-] 0 points by NewEnglandPatriot (916) from Dartmouth, MA 2 years ago

Rome shall fall again......