Take cover when you hear a political leader talking about economic affairs. You can bet a bad decision is incoming. Luckily for the leaders, their meddling usually has a slow, erosive effect on the economy. Every so often, however, the great ones manage to land a real whopper that takes them down along with their whole country. Here are ten examples from history.
Evidence at Mohenjo-Daro When excavations of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro reached the street level, they discovered skeletons scattered about the cities, many holding hands and sprawling in the streets as if some instant, horrible doom had taken place. People were just lying, unburied, in the streets of the city. And these skeletons are thousands of years old, even by traditional archaeological standards. What could cause such a thing? Why did the bodies not decay or get eaten by wild animals?
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So...it turns out President Eisenhower wasn't making up all that stuff about the military-industrial complex . That's what you'll conclude if you read Bob Woodward's new book, Obama's War .
How 19th Century Prostitutes Were Among the Freest, Wealthiest, Most Educated Women of Their Time | BooksSeptember 27, 2010 |
Public release date: 27-Oct-2010 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Leigh Kish firstname.lastname@example.org 412-622-3361 Carnegie Museum of Natural History Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Today in the journal Nature , a new discovery described by a team of international scientists, including Carnegie Museum of Natural History paleontologist Christopher Beard, suggests that anthropoids—the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys—"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa as has been widely accepted.