Monthly Archives: March 2018

AI: a new God or a new Slave?

The recent scandal concerning Facebook and Cambridge Analytica confirms that Facebook (directly or indirectly, through idleness) enabled the rise of Donald Trump to power and the actions of Russian hackers who acquired user information from Facebook and used it to … Continue reading

Posted in culture, religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Happy Twentieth! Some Essays and Updates

In recent months, academia.edu saw the publication of The Epicurean virtue of μεγαλοψυχία (megalopsychia, or magnanimity) by Sean McConnell, as well as Some Epicurean Aspects of Horace’s Upbringing in Satires 1.4, An Epicurean measure of Wealth in Horace and Horace, Ofellus and Philodemus … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last Temptation

The Last Temptation is the single most detailed and entertaining essay I’ve read chronicling the Evangelical trumpanzee movement–the best part of this essay being that it’s written by an embarrassed Christian with a conscience, acknowledging one of the first observations … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Some thoughts on the new digital currencies

Avenging the 2008 Crisis Money is evolving beyond recognition. When Trump became president, many predicted that there would be a trade war between countries, but the world is much more complex than that. Yes, it’s likely that countries will write laws to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , | Leave a comment