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How do empires crumble?

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Published on Jul 24, 2013

More here: http://ow.ly/mYahE From Ancient Rome, to Ming China, and the Ottomans, empires continuously stumble into ruin when they suffer from economic imbalance and political dysfunction. In their new book, "Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America," Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane reveal the common blunders to avoid, and the reforms needed to prevent America from collapse and pave a new path of economic growth.

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