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Affluent Investor | April 24, 2017

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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

April 20, 2017 |

Reformation: Worldview, Utopianism, and Christ in the Public Square

A reformation is a robust enough social event to change the collective worldview of a nation and global culture. It not only alters structures, but transcends to change the way massive numbers of people view life itself and the … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

Judicial Overreach Concerns Grow

Progressives cheered when Ninth Circuit judges blocked President Trump’s travel ban, even though the constitutionality of the move was clearly problematic. The usurping of power by one branch of government over another, however, can lead to disastrous consequences. One need … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

See the Chart Where Rhode Island is Bigger Than Texas

How Much State Debt Rests on Your Shoulders?

We’ve previously shown the federal government debt incurred per person in each country, but today’s infographic drills down to the state level.

How much state debt is there per person, and … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

The Biggest Financial Regrets of Americans… And How To Avoid Them

Catey Hill at Marketwatch.com recently reported, “Many Americans are filled with regrets – financial regrets.” In fact, 3 out of 4 harbor regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com.

Sadly, the biggest regret is not saving enough for … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

Starting Off Right: A Serving Leader’s First “100 Days”

Did you know the idea of forecasting a new president’s success from what he gets done during his first 100 days began with Franklin Roosevelt when he, in his first term, began tackling the challenges of the Great Depression … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

“Free Tuition” Just Means More Taxes

There is no such thing as a free lunch. I learned it as the acronym TINSTAAFL. It is, of course, true. If your friend buys your lunch, it may be free for you, but your friend ends up paying for … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Studies Show Impact of Cuts on Navy

The severe effects of eight years of disinvestment are taking hold on the United States Navy, at the same time that massive investment by Russia and China have dramatically increased the threat at sea. America has not been this … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

How Much Bible Reading Does it Take To Change Behavior? The Stats Say…

A major study has found that reading the Bible four days or more per week greatly affects the behavior of the reader. But the bad news for Sunday Christians is, reading the Bible three days a week … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

The Vulnerable Leader

Do you want to have authority or not? Do you want to be vulnerable or not? Are those the same questions put in different words, or are they different questions altogether?

Andy Crouch (Executive Editor of Christianity Today turned Templeton … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Mike Pence’s Money-Saving Marriage Tip

Dear Chuck,

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire after a Washington Post profile of his wife Karen reported that the Vice President does not go out to dinner alone with any women, other than his wife, and … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

Don’t Fear Immigration, It’s Good For the Economy

“Populism” is a mushy political term, and populists tend to be a scattered bunch. But as much as the “populist” label has been applied to varying interests over the decades, three factors seem to provide a common thread for populism, … Read More

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