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Affluent Investor | February 28, 2017

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February 24, 2017 |

I Promised to Commend Trump When He Does Something Right, and This is Right

Boys don’t belong in girls’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, and girls don’t belong in boys’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, even if they are boys who … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

The Globalist War on Trump

It’s an easy case to make that multiple foreign governments were none too pleased with the election of President Trump. Of course, there are exceptions.Russia seemed pleased as did Israel and some populist elements in France, Italy  and the UK. … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

Tattoo and Piercing Regrets in a Tough Jobs Market

Genesis 1:31 reads “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good”.

He created man with beautiful skin and perfectly formed ears and a nose. But, the world has tried to alter that which He … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

Liberal Churches Are Dying; Conservative Churches Are Thriving

A January 4, 2017 Washington Post article by David Haskell highlighted a Canadian study noting the trend of decline for liberal churches. Further, Haskell pointed out the 2015 Pew Research Center study that mainline protestant churches are shrinking by 1 million … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

What to Worry About is Different Than You Think

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

Markets enjoyed some more upside this week and are tying or setting various records here and there and everywhere. It provokes conversation, risks complacency, and most importantly, creates the need for behavioral counseling from … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Markets Say Recession Over, But No Trump Boom Yet

Business recessions can happen when business contracts, but government spending and consumer spending do not contract along with it. GDP, which is the most widely used metric for determining recessions (indeed one of the dictionary definitions of a recession … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Stop Comparing Your Investment to the S&P

In Financial Bull Riding I wrote that annual percentage returns is the wrong measure of investment performance. The better metric is absolute dollar return. Naive investors, and most financial journalists, assume the two will produce the same results, but they … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Model Bill to Protect Free Speech on Campus

A Bill For State Lawmakers To Protect Free Speech On Their Campuses

Much as administrators and faculty dislike it, the fact is that public colleges are subject to both the First Amendment and the state legislatures that fund them. … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Do You Know How Much The Average American Has in Their Checking Account?

While it is difficult to know for sure, one study by bank consulting firm Moebs Services indicates that the average American has $4,436 in their bank account. This is an amount that accounts for averages in people’s checking accounts specifically and … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Interactive: Mapping the Flow of International Trade

To view the infographic, click here.

This interactive visualization was created by data visualization expert Max Galka from the Metrocosm blog. (Also check out his new project, Blueshift, which allows users to upload data and visualize it on maps … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

The French Have No Word for ‘Deplorable’

French 10 year bond yields shot up to a four-year high this week, in response to alt-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s polling surge. The first round of voting for President is in April, and the centre-right … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

The Deep State War on Trump

Originally, we had intended to shift our analysis in this series to the foreign war on President Trump’s legitimacy. But so much has happened in the past couple of weeks that we have to revisit the domestic war underway. Nothing that … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Voter Fraud Flourished During Obama Administration

The Judicial Watch organization, in response to its August 9, 2011 Freedom of Information Act filing, received records which they described as detailing friendly communications between the Justice Department and a former ACORN attorney now serving as Director of … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Help! I’m Caught Between Church and Credit Cards

Dear Chuck,

I need some help. I am a 50 year-old widow with a teenager at home, and I’m using credit cards to survive, drowning in late fees. I am over extended and miserable. My income cannot support my obligations … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Obamacare – The New Age Robin Hood plan

Now that Inauguration Day has come and gone, many are wondering what Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will do with Obamacare. Here are analogies on the effect Obamacare has had on the health insurance industry:

February 21, 2017 |

Two Transgressors: Milo Yiannopoulos and Yuja Wang

In the old style of Plutarch’s parallel lives, I should like to compare two transgressive performers, a Western journalist-cum-performance-artist and a Chinese classical pianist. The object of the exercise is to illustrate why we might be living in the last … Read More

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