A House: A Permanent Monument

A House: A Permanent Monument

“A magnificent man will also furnish his house suitably to his wealth, for even a house is a sort of public ornament, and will spend by preference on those works that are lasting, for these are the most beautiful.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics At root wealth always...
Wealth: Seeking Only What’s Needed

Wealth: Seeking Only What’s Needed

“One natural kind of acquiring property is part of household management…and things necessary for life and useful for the household are acquired. They are the elements of true riches; for the amount of property which is needed for a good life is not unlimited.”...
The Glory of Being Poor

The Glory of Being Poor

“In fine, having established the dominion of his city over so many people, he himself remained indigent; and always delighted as much in the glory of being poor, as in that of his trophies.” Plutarch on Aristides This renowned Athenian statesman’s attitude toward...
A Better Approach to Money

A Better Approach to Money

This time of year a credit card can seem to take on a life of its own. It’s like a badly trained dog: we tell ourselves that it does what we command it to do. Please go here to Front Porch Republic where I have posted a reflection on taking a new approach to money in...

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