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Business Leaders And The Mixed Feelings They Inspire
The combination of suspicion and reverence that people feel toward the financially successful isn’t unique to the modern era, but reflects a deep ambivalence that goes back to the Roman empire.
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How Ancient Cure-Alls Paved The Way For Drug Regulation
A king’s quest to protect himself from poison led to an explosion of expensive potions that were prescribed for every ailment—until officials started reining them in.