FromĀ ancient Rome, to taking over Athens, to the Republic and Senate, to Caesar, to the fall of Rome, to the Holy Roman empire, to the Maritime Republics, to today, Rome has often been at the center of the world.

Understanding Populism


Populism is a broad term that generally describes popular sentiment felt by the working class against the elites. It can look like social conservative nativist right-wing populism or social liberal progressive left-wing populism.

The Birth of Modern Banking

The Birth of Banking

Modern banking originated in Italy around 1150 as Jews fleeing persecution brought new practices, including “discounting”, to the merchant banks of the Italian piazzas.