Good, more trade and more tax revenue is for the better.
I don't really care how they thought how the economy worked, I care about about how the economy actually worked. Just because the Roman's believed in Galen's theory of the 4 humours, doesn't mean I should view the spread of the Antonine plague through that lens.
You seem to not understand that economics is largely effected by perception. Until you get it though your thick skull that Rome losing a shit ton of precious metals will harm them greatly because people will see it as losing money you won't understand. I'm done arguing this with you