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Affluent Investor | October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016 |

Naked Yet Unashamed Leadership, Prone to Self Deception

In Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fable, the Emperor is naked yet unashamed. Not good. But this happens when the prophetic voice is dismissed.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at leisure. Josef Pieper said leisure is the basis … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

How to Have (Almost) Fool-Proof Ballot Security

Donald Trump just made voter fraud a bigger issue than any time since Al Gore threw the country into turmoil over the 2000 election.

Trump said he’d “wait and see” whether he accepted the outcome without a challenge. Instantly, the Democrat-NeverTrump Axis … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Time for a Supply Side Revolution

Forget covered interest parity, the real debate consuming economics and its role in policy craft is how weak central bank policy instruments remain.  The biggest debate in a generation isn’t over interest rate policy, for monetarists never thought interest rates … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Map Shows Startup Capital is Not San Fran, It’s In Texas!

Although most Americans might think that San Francisco is the hub of job creation from startups, 2014 data from the United States Census Bureau shows otherwise. Rather, the epicenter of job creation from startups in the U.S. is in … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Will Chinese Real Estate Be The Trigger of the Global Recession?

I have a Chinese friend who used to teach in a university in China. He reads news from home that doesn’t make it into the US media and tells me the more interesting stories.

Lately he has been reading … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Media Loves Bush’s Gracious 1993 Letter to Clinton Now, Why Not in 2000 Recount?

It’s a very nice note, and I’m glad it’s circulating now. I hope, but doubt, that Trump will follow Bush I’s example.

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October 21, 2016 |

If Very Late Term Abortions Don’t Happen, Hillary, Then Why Fight to Keep Them Legal?

Last night Trump described late term abortions. Hillary shot back saying that’s not how this procedure is actually done. Okay, if the procedure is not done that way, that late, etc. … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

We’ve Had Many Foul Mouthed Presidents in History

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” – … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

Native American Prayer Rally to Offer Forgiveness to America

Today, I have been asked to speak at a remarkable event in Washington, DC at the Washington Monument. This is an “All Tribes” gathering of Native Peoples, the original people of this land. What is so remarkable about this is that … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

The Fourth World, Visualized

The world is full of unique and diverse cultures, spread out across various countries. But not all of these countries have developed in equal proportion. The United Nations tracks all countries of the world, follows the development of each and … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

The Beer Goggles Stock Market

If you’re ever headed down Topperwein Road in Live Oak, Texas with a need to unwind and bend an elbow, pull on in at the town’s local watering hole, the Beer Goggles Bar, and order up a cold one. … Read More

October 20, 2016 |

It’s Now Hillary’s Race to Lose

It’s become increasingly obvious over the past two weeks that there’s not really anything Trump can do to win this election. Virtually every poll that has come out, state polls and national polls, have shown Trump losing severely. A Monmouth … Read More

October 20, 2016 |

The Imminent EMP Threat

Even as North Korea and Iran move closer to the ability to launch an ICBM against the American homeland, there is a tendency to underestimate the catastrophic effects even a single nuclear warhead could produce.

The commonly-known scenario is one … Read More

October 20, 2016 |

The Bondage of Ownership

In this day and age, we talk little of ownership. It is presumed. In fact, from the earliest age, we proclaim, “mine!” And that possessive nature never really seems to let go unless we have some tragedy or crisis that exposes our … Read More

October 20, 2016 |

The Most Popular Jobs in a Decade

Are you a job seeker looking to play a very ambitious long game?

While the automation potential of many jobs today is undoubtedly high, we also know that technology is going to create many new positions that we never could … Read More

October 20, 2016 |

Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008.

Are we due for another one? … Read More