Early in the fourth century Constantine (r. 306–337) drastically changed the organizational structure of the Roman army. A usurper who had gained power through civil war, Constantine was most concerned with protecting himself from other would-be emperors. He created large, mobile field armies called comitatenses, commanded by himself and intended to protect his person and thwart attempts on the throne. As part of these security arrangements he and succeeding emperors abandoned Rome as a capital, moving often to avoid threats to their safety. This crippled the empire’s central administration, as slow communications and uncertainty at the court made it difficult for the bureaucracy to operate efficiently. This was especially detrimental for the army, which relied on state bureaucrats to provide the materials, manpower and finances for war.
AaronB, you say, “There is no reason to work anymore – 3% of the work force is involved in essential services. The rest is bullshit work for superfluities.”
I take it you are the lucky recipient of regular welfare checks that save you from the need to engage in “bullshit work”. Presumably that frees up time for you to take part in LGBTQ festivities, participate in ‘peaceful’ and ‘progressive’ protests, and generally to admonish others to open their wallets and hearts to those who prefer to stay away from “bullshit work”.