To figure out what's next in the realm of employee benefits, we need to travel back in time. About six centuries ought to do it. Our adventure takes us to the epoch of the Renaissance. The Dark Ages are beginning to fade…

Any evidence of employee benefits is profoundly absent from the scene, but there are ample developments occurring that will alter the course of history:

Literature: There is a revolution on the literary scene. Relevant new material is being produced – Dante, Chaucer and Shakespeare are among those who will achieve immortality. Yet thought leaders of the day also are turning to the old classics – the teachings of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. Entirely new generations are influenced by their philosophies and ideas.

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