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Weekend Reading | Saturday, December 2, 2023

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

Journal: The Paradox of Happiness

Our primary problem is the framing of the good life as “having” instead of “being.”

Frequently Seeing Friends and Family May Cut the Risk of Early Death

The easiest path to a longer, healthier, and more meaningful life is time with family and friends.

Why Americans Can’t Accept the Good Economic News

Why are economic sentiments so bad, when the economy is so good? Might it be that we’re all wearing social-media-colored glasses?

Whither Philosophy?


When the big questions of “meaning” transition to getting my fair share or become consolation… philosophy is lost.

High and Rising US Federal Debt: Causes and Implications


The federal debt and deficits are manageable… but politicians should stop making promises they can’t keep.


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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