Are Humans Inherently Selfish?
Humans have been arguing about this question since the dawn of philosophy.
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How Liberalism Is Undoing Itself
NOTTINGHAM, England -- A new, rootless oligarchy now combines impersonal technocracy with a manipulative populism, while holding in contempt the genuine priorities of most people.
For Daniel Holt, Honesty Is More Than a Virtue -- It's a Lifestyle
The music stopped. Hearts stopped. Holt paused but didn't stop because he had to bow and prove that it was only a performance, that he would wake up tomorrow and rehearse the same solo for his next gig. But really that's a lie, because it wasn't only a performance.
How Do We Figure Out How Much to Share?
There are plenty of reasons to embrace the value of sharing, even if it's difficult to lump all of those reasons together into one philosophical framework.
Taking the Snowpiercer Train to Gaza, Syria and Iraq in the Company of Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes and Karl Marx
Some veteran cineastes may be wondering what all the fuss about a branded sci-fi entertainment can be about.
I Want to Die a Wealthy Man
For the first time in my life I can do whatever I want to do, yet I sometimes find myself wishing the hours of the day would move faster. I am filled with self-doubt about my ability to do something meaningful. I do not think I am alone in thinking these things.
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The "Politics" of Business
Thinking about both democratic and authoritarian regimes, including the dire circumstances surrounding them throughout history, and even in the contemporary world, how do these ideas connect to business? The answer may be more obvious than you think.
Famous Last Words: Writers' Final Words Before Death
A writer's life revolves around always knowing what to say and how to say it. But in the face of death, you'd think fear
Ethiopia: Broken Contract, Broken Faith, Broken Country
It isn't clear what Zenawi means in his repeated use of the word "contract" to describe the relationship between the people of Ethiopia and his party.
What Is the Arab Third Estate?
For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.
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