The five marks of the Roman decaying culture:Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), Author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
- Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth;
- Obsession with sex and perversions of sex;
- Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original;
- Widening disparity between very rich and very poor;
- Increased demand to live off the state.