Two quick thoughts. One serious. One far less so. I will let you guess which one is which. McDonald's Ice Cream. Really? Can't we do better. Shouldn't we do better. Roman Generals like Julius Ceasar had slaves standing behind them during victory parades and triumphant processions whispering reminders of their mortality and fallibility. It kept their leaders humble. Perhaps it would be interesting if the Economist posted an article about what Trump's "memento mori " should be whispering in his ear. I think it would be far more interesting that rehashing the old Julius Ceasar comparison.

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Hey Paul,

Thanks for reading. And yes, "remember you're going to die" would be well whispered into 45's ear. Although, you might also recall that at one point Caesar says to Anthony, "Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf..."

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