Posts Tagged ‘history’

The ancient myth of Hercules has been adopted by art, politicians and¬†bourgeois. Mostly he is claimed for his heroic posture – the Robin Hood of the Greek. His truculent, crude and coarse behavior is overshadowed by the romantic hero he is made into. But his life’s story is one of deceit and destruction, even his […]


In the history of economic success, no two countries have ever followed identical paths. But there is a universal pattern nonetheless: Nations rise out of poverty when elements of a thriving business sector replace the previous economic system. The lessons of history suggest that if we want to reduce poverty in emerging markets, regulation reform […]