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Affluent Investor | June 26, 2017

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June 23, 2017 |

Europe’s Citizens Differ with Leaders on Muslims

While the leadership of European nations, particularly in Germany, seem unconcerned about the detrimental effects of alienated refugees and immigrants, the general population is clearly worried. A Chatham House  survey gave respondents the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly … Read More

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 23, 2017 |

Interactive: What Futuristic Transport Will You See in Your Lifetime?

See the interactive chart here!

We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation.

While there are still no flying cars yet, perhaps that is for the better.

Instead, it is the integrated application of ultra-fast processors, high-tech sensors, … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

8 Indicators You Should Work From Home

Do you dream of working from home?

l Corporation has a company statement that reads, “Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Somoa Amends Constitution, Declares Itself a Christian Nation

When I hear about Samoa, the first thing I think of are beautiful beaches, grass skirts and amazing fire dancers.

But not any more.

From now on, I’ll think first of Samoa as a place that has leaders with a … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

2017 Boiling Down to these Two Things

It was not an especially significant week in the stock market, but it was quite an eventful week in the oil markets.  We spend a lot of time in this week’s video addressing that subject.  And in our written Dividend … 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 22, 2017 |

Search Engines Lean Left

The Journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America” (PNAS) warns that,

search engine companies… could affect—and perhaps are already affecting—the outcomes of close elections worldwide. Restricting search ranking manipulations to voters who have been … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Which Companies Make The Most Revenue Per Employee?


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

The world’s largest companies have many similarities, but the size of … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

The Rivers, Lakes and Streams Fallacy Behind the Fight Against Deregulation

Much of the security of person and property in modern nations is the effect of manners and opinion rather than of law.

– John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy, p. 133

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines tragically lost two airplanes … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Israel Faces a New Middle East


The turmoil which has been rattling the Middle East in recent years has confronted Israel with fresh challenges and opportunities and requires it to rethink the three levels of its strategy and security policies: National security Strategy (sometimes … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

What God Told Cain About How to Get Out of a Funk

Everyone gets in a funk now and then.

The question is… how do you get out of it?

You might just need some sleep.

Or exercise.

Or… it’s possible you need to repent of some wrong.

In any case, … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

America’s Constitutional Government Targeted

The target of the vehement protests, over-the-top opposition, and hyperbolic media criticism of the Trump Administration, is not the current occupant of the Oval Office. It is, instead, the Constitutional practice of government.

Little discussed is the odd level of … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

Afraid of Public Speaking Yet He Became One of History’s Greatest Leaders

“There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars.”          – Mark Twain

I remember as a college junior sitting in Dr. Moran’s management class watching him roam the aisles … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

Tracking Hacking: The World’s Biggest Data Breaches

Each circle corresponds to the number of records lost per data breach. (Also: interactive version here)

This data visualization comes to us from Information is Beautiful. Go to their site to see the highly-recommendedinteractive format that visualizes the same … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

How To Get More Financial Margin and Increased Freedom

Unless you inherit it or sell a business, there are two basic ways to have more money: increase income or decrease spending.  Increasing income is good, but typically requires giving up more time to increase income.  So to find more … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

Were There Signs That King Saul Would be a Bad Leader?

This past week, I stumbled on the story of King Saul’s ascent to leadership in 1 Samuel. I say stumbled because I was not intending to study this story and had not considered it much in the past. There are … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

How WWI Weakened Christianity and Strengthened Islam

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I. Dubbed “the war to end all wars,” many historians say it was instead the war that ended the faith.

The U.S. entered the war in Europe on … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

The Gay Marriage Lobby Learned Sociology: Christians Haven’t

I used to believe that reaching the world was fairly straightforward. Win people to Christ. Disciple them. Send them out. Plant churches. Then I started reading sociology.

I came out of college gung-ho to change the world. I worked … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

Exercise Which Maximizes Neurotransmitters?

I wrote recently about my interview with Phil Campbell, author of The Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol. Campbell’s book is the fruit of 30 years of self-monitoring, coaching, medical testing, and academic research focused on finding the optimal exercise training … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

Head vs Heart

I believe two of the greatest events ever to occur in the history of the world were–Abraham and Isaac, and Jesus and the Cross.

When we begin to understand what happened it is just unbelievable.



Abraham was … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

The State has the Monopoly to Use Force Provided the State is Bound by Law

India remains a beacon of hope to colonies that became free after WW2: We can also govern ourselves with civility, without surrendering our sovereignty to our army.

Thanks to the lingering educational influence of the evangelical missionary movement and the … Read More

June 20, 2017 |

What Ideas Are Trending Among Tech’s Biggest Influencers?

Y Combinator, one of best-known Silicon Valley accelerators, has an impressive track record of success. With well-timed investments in Dropbox, Stripe, and Airbnb, the startups in the company’s portfolio are now worth an aggregate of $600 billion in market capitalization.

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June 20, 2017 |

Can We Really Expect the Nations to Become Disciples of Jesus?

Looking at the condition of our world, it’s hard to believe that all the nations will be discipled one day.

… And Jesus anticipated this difficulty.

That’s why after giving the commission to actually disciple the nations, He said:

“And … Read More

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