The thing that we often forget about words is that they have great power-- for better or worse. There is much to learn from Trump's foray into politics and much to be wary of. The perfect antidote to the Trump phenomenon is someone who does not dismiss his showmanship, but counters it with well-crafted rhetoric that is both appealing and based on truth.
On my trip across the country last summer -- having fled the news desk for a life of promoting kale, veterans, and kale-growing veterans -- I carried what I fervently believe to be a very important book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Antifragile.
It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."
Like most soft-spined Americans, you probably have painful memories of the financial crisis and consequent recession. Perhaps you even think of those things as "bad." Fortunately, Jamie Dimon is not like the rest of you losers.