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Affluent Investor | June 29, 2017

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AboutDaniel McLaughlin, Author at Affluent Investor

Daniel McLaughlin

Daniel McLaughlin

Daniel J. McLaughlin is the author of "Compassion and Truth-Why Good Intentions Don't Equal Good Results." Formerly a finance executive, he is now focused primarily on writing on economics, business, and politics. You can find him at daniel-mclaughlin.com.

Posts By Daniel McLaughlin

June 23, 2017 |

There’s More Than One Way to Win the Life and Career Marathon

A marathon usually starts with the competitors lined up at the starting line, and the rules of the game indicate that the winner is the one who crosses the finish line first, more than twenty-six miles away. Marathons usually … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Affordable Care Fairy Dust

I just got notice that the cost of our health insurance is going up almost fourteen percent for the year. To give some perspective, if you accept the official figures, the consumer inflation rate is 1.9%. The increase in … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

The Irony of the Common Good

Confusion is frequently created by conflating two different senses of an idea under the same name, with “common good” as an example. Acting unselfishly, as in helping your neighbor or helping clean a park, is often seen as acting … Read More

June 6, 2017 |

Optimistic Outlook with Limiting Factors

People do things for a purpose. They go to work, they clean their houses, and cook meals for a reason. For every action that we consciously take, we have some purpose in mind, and we use some means to … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

Truth Doesn’t Change with Time

An idea is true when it is an accurate reflection of reality. Like the parable of the blind men and the elephant, our views of it may represent only a small part of the whole truth. The man who … 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 11, 2017 |

Willful Ignorance in Wage Gap Discussion

With the official “Equal Pay Day” behind us, we have heard over and over that woman workers in America earn significantly less than men do. So much of the discussion embraces a willful ignorance of important facts and principles that … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

Central Planners of Silicon Valley

It may seem strange, but there are people in Silicon Valley who have significant characteristics in common with Soviet dictators of the last century. Of course they don’t seem to have the tendency toward brutal repression and violence, but what … Read More

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