Was China’s one child policy in accordance with nature?

One of the largest social experiments ever is coming to a halt. China has decided to drop its one-child policy first introduced in 1979. Faced with an aging population it will now allow all couples to have two children. Officials suggested that the approach stopped around 400 million births. This, in theory, reduced the need Read More …

Don’t Ban Guns

The frustration and anger was visible when Barack Obama lamented the mass shootings at a community college in Oregon. This was understandable, as it was his 15th such statement.. He said that … thoughts and prayers [do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage Read More …

A Stoic Guide to Reducing Suffering in Your Life

Imagine that there’s an object that’s been irritating you and causing suffering in your life. It causes you to be unhappy, to be stressed, to procrastinate, to be distracted. It generates anger, dissatisfaction and much more. Sounds awful, right? Now imagine there were techniques that could counteract this suffering. This is where the ethics and virtues Read More …