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In the third century AD, the Roman Empire experienced an existential crisis as debasement of the currency led to runaway inflation. The price of goods outstripped people’s ability to pay and trans-imperial trade ground to a halt. Such wealth as remained took a “flight to safety” in farmland – an asset which produced a tangible and valuable commodity – food.   See also: First and foremost, farming is about food, says Joe Stanley Today, we’re experiencing an inverse reflection of […]