Hard Truths and Happiness by John Sellars

"Why does Epictetus want us to confront head on this hardest of truths? If we are looking for happiness this seems like the very last thing we ought be thinking about. (Ancient hedonists explicitly rejected the practice of premeditation of future evils because they thought it would only increase our pain.) The answer is simple: Epictetus is not a happiness coach, he is a philosopher, and as a philosopher he wants to understand the world as it really is, and then work out how best to cope with and live in it. Rather than lie his way out of reality, as some critics of Stoicism have suggested, Epictetus wants to stare it in the face, and he is proposing that we need to do the same if we are to learn to live well within it."

Hard Truths and Happiness by John Sellars
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Kids make Daraprim for $20

Daraprim manufacturer belittles them on Twitter.

School Kids Recreate Daraprim for $20 (Not $750) – GeekDad

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Fake News

Apparently, this is big business.

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned
“The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right,” says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.

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End of Neo-Liberalism and Rise of Neo-Nationalism

An interesting take on what's turning out to be a worldwide nationalist movement.

Global Trumpism
The global revolt against elites is not just driven by revulsion and loss and racism. It’s also driven by the global economy itself. The era of neoliberalism is over. The era of neo-nationalism has just begun.

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