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« on: November 20, 2018, 08:57:16 pm »
"I've never felt better."  Douglass Fairbanks

After suffering a heart attack in 1939 at the age of 57, "The King of Silent Hollywood" (Robin Hood, The Thief of Baghdad, The Mask of Zorro) reassured an attendant while resting at home, then went to sleep and died that night.  Fairbanks was an athletic movie star known for his charm, good looks, and - apparently - an inability to gauge his physical condition.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 09:09:34 pm »
"I wish I had drunk more champagne."  John Maynard Keynes

The British Keynes was not your average economist.  Keynes, whose eponymous theories influenced Roosevelt's New Deal and the rise of the European welfare state, was also a member of the famously liberated Bloomsbury group.  He was politically liberated and sexually liberated, sleeping with many of the bohemian men in his circle and, of course, drinking champagne.  Of that, and government spending, Keynes thought that there could never be enough.