On Becoming Rich

From Epictetus: (Moral Discourses, Bk 3, Chptr 20) The title of the chapter is everything: “That We Can Derive Advantage from All External Things” “This is the rod of Hermes: touch it what you please, as the saying is, and it will be of gold…Bring disease, bring death, bring poverty , bring abuse, bring trial …

4.11, Living in the Wilderness

As the Puritanical Libertarian frames things down here (the only place he has ever been), there is both need for and possibility of development. This development he has characterized as the production of virtue. He has warned against the expectations and predictions about the time and cost of the production of virtue given that those …