TIL of the Burghers of Calais. In 1346, Edward III laid siege to Calais, but agreed to spare the town if 6 wealthy residents surrendered, wearing nooses around their necks and carrying the keys to the city. Six volunteered, facing certain execution. They were spared on the advice of Queen Philippa

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  1. Can we do this in the US? Execute the 6 wealthiest people every year? Perhaps it will curtail the raw greediness & evil at the top plus incentivize doing more good with your wealth?

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