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There's a troubling trend in bullion investing that could have major consequences. Yet this tech is being pitched as the next great innovation in security.
Collectors are concerned that bullion with NFC tags could generate reports about the sale that include location data and the quantity of metals purchased.
"Bread and circuses" is a reference to how the Roman elite would pacify the masses through cheap food and diversions, much as is done in the U.S. today.
Although most Americans have enjoyed the benefits of Pax Americana, the ballooning U.S. prison population is a feature of an empire in decline.
After seven decades of largely unchallenged global hegemony, the period of Pax Americana seems to be nearing an historical turning point toward decline.
If the Roman Empire is any guide for America, the line separating an open society from tyranny is more fluid than we would probably care to believe.
By the late 19th century, America's power and influence extended far beyond the continent of North America. It in fact became a global superpower.
The ancient Romans' feats of engineering, technological advancement, hydraulic gold mining, and conquest for gold were truly remarkable for their time.
Many of the themes of decline and excess became increasingly pronounced in Rome's late republican period. How does this compare to the United States?
Many of the developments that brought Ancient Rome to such prominence actually began or crystallized during the period of the Roman Republic.