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The True 1% [On Money]

In William B. Irvine’s A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, he uses a term I’d never heard before, especially in connection with Roman philosophers. Yet, after reading his book, then quickly devouring the works of Aurelius, Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, and Seneca, I discovered that […]

In the Land of the Walking Dead

At time of writing one of the most popular programs on television is AMC’s The Walking Dead. With an average of over ten million viewers per episode, and no sign of its popularity abating, I found myself asking the question, “How is it that a story line, based on a […]

2+2=4, Not Fish

In the writings of the ancient Roman Stoics, there is much talk about God (Zeus), and the gods, having designed humans, utilizing their divine reason to give the same to us. The Stoics put forth that since we were created with reason, we must use it in order to have […]