What is the secret of eloquence, the standard of virtue, the basis of moral authority, the object of philosophy, the most formidable power on earth, the noblest expression of the human spirit, and beauty itself?
On the way to a conference last week, I caught a connecting flight in Charlotte.
As I approached my gate, I looked up and noticed a sign: Terminal Destinations. It was an airport health spa, but it reminded me of the debate I was on my way to hear between Dinesh D’Souza, a Christian apologist and author of Life After Death, and Michael Shermer, a historian of science, founder of Skeptic magazine, and author of Why People Believe Weird Things.
Jim Brown is arguably the best all-around athlete ever.
He was a track star, one of the nation’s finest lacrosse players, averaged 38 points per game on his high school basketball team, and broke NFL records as a running back for the Cleveland Browns. In 2002, The Sporting News named him the greatest football player of all time.
I recently bumped into an old acquaintance I hadn’t seen in years. “Are you still managing money?” he asked.
“No, I write investment advice now,” I said.
CNBC — and its competitors — will only make you dumber and poorer.
This comes as a surprise to many. After all, financial channels offer a steady stream of well-credentialed experts, men and women with impressive titles from prestigious firms. Most have PhDs, years of experience, or manage large sums of money. They look good. They sound sharp. They have insightful opinions and reams of arcane investment data tripping off their tongues.
Existentialism is a philosophical movement that came about in the late 19th century. It is not some abstract set of theoretical truths.
At the Roman Forum a few weeks ago, economist Mark Skousen — dressed in a toga — was delivering his “Persuasion vs. Force” talk…
Why do some folks look back on their lives and say they wouldn’t change much? Or anything? Is there a formula? Some mix of…