What have the Romans ever done for us?
“The study identifies the persistence of the Roman road network until the present as an important factor causing this development advantage of the formerly Roman part of Germany both by fostering city growth and by allowing for a denser road network.”
A remarkable legacy.
Tim Worstall’s post, here.
The underlying research, from the University of Hohenheim Institute of Economics, here.
And, of course, Monty Python’s contribution to the debate, here …