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Affluent Investor | April 27, 2017

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April 25, 2017 |

Transcendent Principles

Words have meaning. Have you thought about transcendent principles lately? Are you rightly applying them? How about the Law of Non-Contradiction? It too is a principle. The law of non-contradiction states that two things cannot be both true and … Read More

April 25, 2017 |

What is Your Most Precious Possession? Would You Be Willing to Give it Away?

Three books of the Gospel record an event that demonstrated such love and sacrifice, that Judas, the disciple in charge of the moneybag, questioned the action.

Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, broke an alabaster jar of nard, poured … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Trump, Clinton, Chavez: How Authoritarian Leaders Exploit Fake Vulnerability

In my recent interview with Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing, we discussed ways in which authoritarian leaders feign vulnerability. Crouch’s framework for understanding leaders relies on four quadrants which … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Revolt Against Elites

The assertion of individual rights doesn’t have a particularly lengthy record in a history mainly filled with monarchs, dictators, oligarchs, and other elites. The age of gilded kings, queens, emperors and empresses isn’t as dead as it seems; only … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Love

The Jews hated the Romans. It is natural to hate terrorists who derive their legitimacy from their sword but are not elected by a free people because of their wisdom and record of public service. It takes supernatural strength to … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Blood Libels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Recently the US

With Passover and “fake news” in the news, consider the “blood libels” that Jews and other groups have long been subjected to. The accusations against Jews first appeared during the 12th century AD. They spread during the 13th and … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Hope Does Not Reside In The Empty Tomb

“The only place where I know God reveals Himself absolutely, definitely, beyond a shadow of a doubt is in the resurrection of Christ. The God of the universe put his hand into human history and said, “I’m here!” If … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

What is Happening to America’s Entrepreneurial Culture?

Entrepreneurship long has been viewed as part of the American Dream, part of the DNA of Americans, and embedded in our culture. And U.S. entrepreneurship has been a key competitive advantage in the global economy.

But are things changing … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

Visualization of the U.S. States that Depend on Foreign Trade the Most

In the past several years, nationalistic rhetoric and support for protectionist trade policies have risen sharply across the world. The election of President Donald Trump signaled that Americans are dissatisfied with the economy, including foreign trade. But others point … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

Afghanistan Problems More Dangerous

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, has pointed out . both some progress and the severe challenges in that nation.

While the Government has committed to holding parliamentary elections which should be “fair, inclusive and transparent by the Afghan … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

7 Ways to Save on Baby Costs

There are some alarming statistics about how much it costs to raise a child from birth to adulthood. Most of these numbers land somewhere in the $235,000 range, but that can be somewhat misleading.

Nevertheless, ask any parent if … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

The Cross — The Forgotten Power of the Kingdom of God

London’s iconic cathedral is dedicated to St. Paul because he is the spiritual father of Christian Europe. He brought to Europe the seeds of God’s kingdom.

Greek democracies had disintegrated centuries before Paul. He entered Europe through Macedonia — the … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Attention House of Saudi, Venezuela Is Collapsing

The State of New York just made every State, City College & University FREE as of the fall of 2017.  We know from Milton Friedman’s achievement in monetarist thought that the fall of Communism, the collapse of collectivism was … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Media Misleads on Obamacare Repeal

Media coverage of the ongoing debate over how to repeal and replace Obamacare has been exceptionally inept.  It has ignored the deceptive manner in which the former President’s failed legislation was enacted, the depth of nationwide opposition to it, and … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Chart: The Netflix Generation

MILLENNIALS, STREAMING PLATFORMS, AND THE SLOW DEATH OF CABLE TELEVISION

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

Since launching in the United States in 1948, cable television quickly emerged as the media consumption … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

The Clash of the Cross and the Sword

Since 1950 Saudi Arabia’s widely displayed emblem depicts two naked swords “in saltire” beneath a palm tree. The Saudi Royal Standard includes a third, bigger, sword in its center. The sword symbolizes the Royal House of Saud. Ibn Saud (1876 … Read More

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