In a city where over 58,000 homeless people roam the streets, it’s strange that Mayor Bill de Blasio has supported allocating $25 million to the horse-drawn carriage industry in Central Park. The New York City Council agrees; the Council recently ignored a bill aimed at protecting Central Park horses, a cornerstone of de Blasio’s mayoral […]

Jun, an eighteen-year-old student from a Tokyo suburb, was in despair. He had just failed the entrance examination for the national university where he had planned to study philosophy. Confidence shattered, he nonetheless spent six months studying hard to pass the test the following year. Slowly, however, he turned to reading philosophy instead, abandoning his […]

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