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Affluent Investor | May 26, 2017

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May 25, 2017 |

How Plants Boost Focus and Productivity

You may not have access to a garden at your office, but did you know that a plant at your desk can impact the quality of your work?

Articles at and reveal why.

Scientists report that certain plants … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Music + Terror = Pluralism: No Joy to the World

American singer and actress, Ariana Grande, was not the only one “broken” by Monday’s bomb-blast. It killed 22 of her fans and injured 59 more after her Manchester concert. Her words, “I have no words,” voiced the numbness of many.

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May 24, 2017 |

Russia’s Arctic Threat Grows

Russia is engaging in new and extremely worrisome activities in the Arctic. According to The NATO Association’s Aleksi Korpela,

…the erection of military bases and deployment of forces rings ominous to contiguous states and those with Arctic possessions or … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

The Best & Worst Paying Jobs of America by State

When choosing a career path, Americans often gravitate towards professions and locations that offer the highest pay. However, not all jobs or places offer the same benefits,as far as wages go. The two maps found below detail the highest and … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Writing the Best Resume

Do you dread writing or updating your resume?

Most professional positions require applicants to submit a resume along with a cover letter. It must clearly communicate the value you offer a future employer and in a competitive market, and … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Be Compassionate, But Never, Ever, Pity The American Male

Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if it’s available, is almost literally backbreaking.  So bleak is economic life in this country ranked 186th out of 187 in terms of human development that even college grads can be … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Film Premieres Just In Time For 50th Anniversary Of Six Day War

Today is a big day for Jerusalem. On the heels of his visit to Saudi Arabia, delivering perhaps the most honest and challenging speech an American president has ever given in the Middle East, President Trump goes to Jerusalem. And … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Can Europe Be Reformed Again?

Mr. Antero Laukannen, the Honourable Member of Parliament, asked a Finnish publisher to publish The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization. He contributed the Foreword. On April 25, during the book’s launch … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

What China Debt Bubble?

Perhaps the biggest piece of fake news in the economic sphere is the claim that China faces an unsustainable debt burden that will lead to a hard landing or, at very least, to a very uncomfortable adjustment. That’s like … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

U.S. Has Second Highest Corporate Income Tax Rate on the Planet

Damaging to Small Business Growth, Competitiveness and Investment

As the tax reform debate proceeds, it’s important to understand that the U.S. currently imposes one of the highest corporate income tax rates on the planet, and that rate affects small companies … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube making a tongue-in-cheek thought experiment that the liberty movement would do well to consider forging an alliance with fascism to … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Obama Illegal Alien Crime Policy Reversed

There has been an extraordinary reversal of policy by the Department of Justice on the issue of criminal immigration enforcement.

The Trump Administration’s rejection of Obama-era practices has its roots in a 2015 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Teaching Finance Through Stories

Ron Blue is a former CPA and financial advisor who loves spreadsheets. But when Ron teamed up with his daughter, Karen Guess, to write Ron’s latest financial book, she steered him against his natural writing style inclination. Karen had learned … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

10 Watergate Leadership Lessons

Once again, Watergate analogies are in the air. Though they may be overdrawn, there are important lessons that remain evergreen from a historic, catastrophic leadership breakdown at highest level. These lessons are as familiar as Shakespeare or the Bible—and as … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

College is the Wrong Place to Figure Out Your Calling

A degree is simply the springboard of steps toward a career that ultimately glorifies God.

Settling into a career  is often a journey, not the direct result of a particular major. One job leads to another and God opens doors.

Bob … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

Le Pen Lost, But Populism Is Far From Over

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist French presidential candidate, was inaugurated. Media and politicians are taking the occasion to celebrate the victory of the political mainstream, portraying Macron’s win against the daughter of an anti-Semite running in a formerly neo-Nazi … Read More

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