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It Was Ever Thus



But as for merchants, their holdings are increased by false oaths, and the art of becoming rich is to show contempt toward the gods, and they sail to every city, doing this evil, lying, deceiving, and misleading. And whoever knows how to do this best will come away richest.—Libanius (4th Century A.D.), Progymnasmata: Comparationes

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  1. True , but were the merchants in the 4th century had to at least work harder at it , we seem to want to give them anything they want because the poor things rights might be impinged

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