World history, also, cites the major causes of the destruction of empires such as Rome
and the Great Britain are excessive taxation and government spending. What happens is the
empires' rulers confuse income with capital and by taxing away the rich's capital they destroy
the economic base of their empires. Capital are the assets the rich use to generate income
such as businesses, savings and inventments. Income can only exist if the rich make a profit
on their capital assets.