Here’s the Wall Street Journal story I wrote on behavioural finance, which manages to start with a quote from Epictetus. It’s one of the few stories I’ve written that brings together my finance journalism with my psychology journalism.

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There is an idea, widely accepted in academia, that there was no such thing as the ‘self’ separate from the tribe in classical culture, and that we only became self-obsessed in the modern era. I want to take issue with this. This idea was particularly expressed by the communitarian philosopher and expert in Aristotle, Alisdair Read more…

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