If You Are Warm Right Now, Thank Capitalism

If You Are Warm Right Now, Thank Capitalism

Last night the temperature fell 3 degrees an hour. As I write this, it is negative 10 degrees outside. A “once in a generation” polar vortex has swept into the American Midwest from the Arctic. I am lucky to be alive. It would take me just a couple of hours to die...
Lying: What Do You Gain?

Lying: What Do You Gain?

Lying is motivated by the mistaken belief that one can actually gain a value by telling a lie, to deceive others (or oneself).

Self-Made Men (1875)

Self-Made Men (1875)

Fortune may crowd a man’s life with fortunate circumstances and happy opportunities, but they will, as we all know, avail him nothing unless he makes a wise and vigorous use of them.

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