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Rome Wasn’t Trashed in a Day

It took years of cynical sloth to bring about the trash heap described in this article about one of the world’s great cities.

Margaret Soltan, December 25, 2018 1:34PM
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6 Responses to “Rome Wasn’t Trashed in a Day”

  1. charlie Says:

    The same sentiment could be said of my hometown of San Francisco. Across The Bay, parts of Oakland have become an urban landfill due to increased County trash fees. People dump their garbage knowing the resources don’t exist for police or code enforcement.

    As bad as all that may be, it’s nothing compared to what’s occurred in Detroit. A close friend grew up there, and refuses to go back. It’s overwhelming for him, he told me he broke down when he saw his grammar/middle schools sitting abandoned and gutted.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Charlie: But there’s a special tragedy seeing Ancient Rome revert to jungle.

  3. charlie Says:

    You’re right, UD. My guess is the same thing is happening in Rome as in San Francisco. Many inhabitants have no actual connection to the city or its history, so ultimately, they just don’t care,

  4. dmf Says:

    the EU is in real trouble and Italy may well turn out to be the canary in the coalmine that many thought Greece was after the crash, Macron bet big on Merkel staying strong and their being able to bring about more integration but now with their failures the center will not hold.

  5. charlie Says:

    My understanding is that Italy owes German banks a huge amount of money. I’m guessing the debt was denominated in euros, and euros service the debt. If the EU disintegrates, then what happens to German financial institutions doing business with Italy?

  6. dmf Says:

    hey charlie, that’s one of the ironies that came to surface when they crushed Syriza for the German banks the northern economies will have fewer and fewer places to dump some of their excess savings/wealth as they take down their poor southern cousins, so it goes with the suicide cults of austerity as we are finding out here in flyover country.

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