Simon Black:歴史を誇るサーカス団が最後の公演。アメリカもサーカスと同じく衰退の運命

はじめに


・先日、146年の歴史を誇るアメリカで最も有名なサーカス団が最後の公演を行った。その動画と記事が下。

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'Greatest Show on Earth' stages final act after 146 years




Last performance for 'the greatest show on earth'



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Uniondale (United States) (AFP) - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, America's best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates.

The final performance of "the greatest show on earth" took place on Sunday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York State.

Ref: https://www.yahoo.com/news/last-performance-greatest-show-earth-105805692.html



・このサーカス団の興隆と衰退の歴史をアメリカのそれに重ね合わせた記事を Simon Black が書いているので紹介する。アメリカの衰退の運命については Simon Black の十八番なのでさして新鮮味はない。だが、

  ・日本人の想像を枠を超えたサーカス団のスケールとその歴史の記述と、

  ・Larry Summers の次のやり取り


Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers summed it up when he quipped, “How long can the world’s biggest borrower remain the world’s biggest power?”

The answer is - no one knows. Maybe months. Maybe decades.


   は興味を惹くかも。

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Instead of the Greatest Show on Earth, it’s the Greatest Country on Earth. And most of us have been programmed to believe that this primacy will last forever.

But nothing lasts. History is full of failed dominant superpowers, from the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire. Many no longer exist.

Their declines were almost invariably due to excessive spending, unsustainable debt, military overreach, and a society that abandoned the core values which made it wealthy and powerful to begin with.

Every successive superpower always believes that they will never suffer the same fate. And every time they’re wrong.

This time is not different.

Yes, it’s still a wonderful country with plenty of positive things going for it.

But at its core the United States still has $20 trillion in public debt (over 100% of GDP) and an additional $46.7 trillion in net, unfunded future social obligations (like Social Security and Medicare).

Plus, the government spends an appalling amount of money, far more than they collect in tax revenue.

(In 2016 their total net loss exceeded an incredible $1 TRILLION.)

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers summed it up when he quipped, “How long can the world’s biggest borrower remain the world’s biggest power?”

The answer is - no one knows. Maybe months. Maybe decades.

Ref: https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/the-final-show-of-the-greatest-country-on-earth-21824/


(2017-05-23)
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