England then and now | Julian Glover | CiF | The Guardian

‘It is certain that the English must adopt a strict system of national economy or that sooner or later national bankruptcy must ensue.” Every generation likes to think it lives in original times. It is never quite true. The remark above is two centuries old: a somewhat theatrical overstatement, then as now.

A very interesting piece. Well worth the read. Julian Glover finds 200 years of progress haven’t meant a great deal after all.

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