Philosopher explains the 4 steps to winning an argument with an extremist

Learn how to be a better debater. Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part of the answer is that these friends and I are philosophers, […]

FedEx Stock Plunges 12% as Its 2019 Outlook Sounds an Alarm on Global Trade, Economy

FedEx’s stock tumbled more than 12% Wednesday after warning that global economic growth had peaked and trade disputes could slow down its international delivery business in 2019. Fedex reported revenue and net income last quarter that exceeded analyst estimates. But shareholders focused on the company’s grim forecast for 2019, which marked a stark reversal of […]

Officials Say Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Will Support Medical Cannabis Measure

So maybe the president of the Philippines wasn’t joking after all when he said he smokes cannabis to stay awake at meetings. Earlier this month, Rodrigo Duterte shocked reporters when he told a press conference that marijuana helped him maintain alertness during marathon political conferences, like the recent annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations consortium. […]

Indiana State Senator Files Two Marijuana Reform Bills

Legalizing medical and adult use cannabis is on Indiana Democrats’ agenda for 2019. But one state senator isn’t waiting for January’s legislative session to get the ball rolling. So after the ball drops and Indiana lawmakers return to work January 3, State Senator Karen Tallian’s two cannabis bills will be waiting for them. “The Pot […]