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Renaissance Syncretism in Michelangelo’s David

David is a well-known biblical figure featuring in the Old Testament as a prophet-patriarch who saves his fellow Christians from the tyrannical stranglehold of the pagan giant Goliath. 772 more words

Even when they're profitable every day, high-frequency traders aren't making much money

Virtu Financial—one of the world’s largest computerized trading firms—made money every trading day last quarter. The problem is that it made less of it than in the past, as volatility in the financial markets… 443 more words

How Humanitarian Law is Serving as a Feeder to Sustainable Fashion

Much like Wall Street funnels aspiring fashion designers, who spend several years in finance building their skills and amassing funds before starting a business, there’s an emerging trend of lawyers and human rights advocates making the switch to fashion. 1,194 more words

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Machiavelli on the Power of "Virtue"

What is virtue? Some might say goodness, morality, and character. Aristotle, one of the greatest Greek philosophers, said virtue consisted of four elements (prudence, temperance, courage, and justice) and was the foundation for any effective action. 259 more words

Machiavelli's Three Key Concepts

If a political scientist were asked who might be the most misunderstood writer of political theory, he would probably have the name of Machiavelli high on his list.  900 more words

Thought

Machiavelli’s Prince: Power, states and principalities

Prudence and the Prince

A pragmatic Italian, a realist and a contemporary political philosopher, Machiavelli was a prudent advisor to the Florentine Republic. The Prince was written in a period of the Renaissance, when Europe was plunged into multitudes of warring periods between states and princes, for the struggle of power. 439 more words

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