Alexander the Great

Most of the improvement in life expectancy in the last 10,000 years has taken place in the last 100 years.

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Johan Norberg describes the tremendous progress in the last several hundred years in so many areas: life expectancy, health, sanitation, liberty, education, and equality. He discusses these wonderfully delightful trends in his book Progress: 10 Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. I will highlight merely a few of the many things I found fascinating […]

Alexander the Great

Total cost of Alexander’s rampage

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This will be my final post on the finances of Alexander the Great. Professor Frank Holt’s book The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man’s Wealth Shaped the World explains the ancient record does not give us enough details to estimate the total expenses paid by Alexander as he rampaged around the world. (Cross […]