Benjamin Franklin Saw America’s Bane
It is possible to glean useful foresight in which to see the future; instead of merely ‘taking life as it comes’ as most people do.
Benjamin Franklin did. He did not obey the spirit of his times (zeitgeist)
Ben told us:
“we may hope the luxury of a few merchants on the Seacoast will not be the Ruin of America”
Source: Writings XI, 245-246, 248