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“The form of law which I propose would be as follows: In a state which is desirous of being saved from the greatest of all plagues—not faction, but rather distraction—there should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil . . . Now the legislator should determine what is to be the limit of poverty or of wealth.”

Greek philosopher (427-347 B.C.)

“Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.”

Greek philosopher (427-347 B.C.)