Many thousands of years ago, men learned to catch larger animals, to grow plants, to make tools out of stone and to trade. First, cattle were used as goods to trade: one whole calf for one single shovel, but the calf was worth much higher than a shovel, and the seller unable to give any change back.
As time went by, someone came up with the idea of using salt, shells, animals' tails, tigers' tooth as a means of transaction, money. Somewhere someone cut large round stones, with a hole in the middle, and carried them to market place as money. Later on copper was discovered, pots and pans were made. These utensils were use as money. Finally silver and gold came in.
So far, people knew nothing about inflation. In the first century B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar, after killing a million humans, selling two million men as slaves, slaughtering the entire population of a city (40,000), and bringing the gold of the temples of Gaul to Rome, he, in fact, initiated inflation.
At John F. Kenney's presidency, 1961-63, who, despite having received 'C' in economics at college, intuitively hesitated to sign into law the bizarre theory of John Maynard Keynes, the economist, who said 'to avoid depression, son, increase the government's spending, i. e., rob Peter to pay Paul!
Egalitarianism says all people should have equal rights in economics etc., or, to put it simply, sharing. Heart pumps blood into the body indiscriminately, including feeding the cancerous sells. Each cell receives what is required on the basis of need, while the immune system is resolutely deployed to destroy the unwelcome greedy cells.
Today, Italy, Greece, Spain etc, are struggling hard to manage their sick stupid economy. Virtually, a computer glitch has been able to show healthy accounts for their public finance accounts. In reality, neither Julius Caesar's gold nor Berlusconi's personal wealth, nor his implanted hair, nor his sexy cabaret girls, nor distracting garbage crises, could save the Caesarian faltering economy. Perhaps, the only option they have is to wear the boots of their ancestors and once again invade Western Europe and destroy it!
Now, it is time for Berlusconi's substitute. Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship, boarding pleasure seeking passengers, of course, numbering 1/10 of the population of the town slaughtered by Caesar, is a recent event! Its captain, Francesco Schettino, steered the 290-meter-long cruise ship too close to shore to perform the ritual "salute", allegedly causing a shipwreck and abandoning his ship of 4,200 passengers and crew still aboard. Some say there could have been clandestine passengers aboard the ship!
An official in uniform, commenting on satellite TVs, said, "Excuse me, my English non è buono. Anyway, the capitano says that he fell unintentionally, in una scialuppa di salvataggio, lifeboat, which took him to shore. Therefore, la nave da crociera, cruise ship, ended up in acque poco profonde, shallow waters. However, a captain is supposed to be the last person to leave his 'sheep', ship.