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Affluent Investor | June 24, 2017

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June 19, 2017 |

Why Men Have Gone on Strike From Marriage and Fatherhood

I haven’t seen my copy of Men On Strike for several weeks. I kept careful watch on the book until I finished interviewing her, but after that it disappeared into the Bowyer-Family-Book-Sharing Vortex from which it has not yet emerged. … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Why Institutions Don’t See Evangelicals as Legit

“Institutions don’t have a good reputation among evangelicals,” writes Uli Chi. “We tend to focus on the merely personal.” That’s largely why we’re not viewed as legit.

Uli Chi is a Senior Fellow at the Max De Pree Center for … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Warping American Schools

America’s grammar and high schools have been hijacked.

If you thought the purpose of its educational system was to teach reading, writing, mathematics, science, English, American History and civics to students, you have not been paying attention.

Gradually, over the … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Why You Should Read

Martin Luther once said, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” Eric Metaxas adds, “If you want to change your world, pick up a book and read.”

Warren Buffet attributes his success to … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Which Colleges Give You the Best Value for Your Money?

Higher education is one of the most expensive investments you will ever make, and probably the most important one. So, be sure to ask the right question when deciding your future – Which college will give me the best value … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Trump Derangement Syndrome and Trump Defense Reflex

To the disappointment of many of my friends I was and am a Trump skeptic and a Trump critic. I have a low opinion of the man and his level of fitness for the office he holds. But he is … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

The Prosperity Gospel and the Poverty Gospel Are Both Wrong

Dear Chuck,

I find the conflicting messages among well known preachers and financial experts confusing when it comes to whether I should expect to do well financially if I am in God’s will and following His plan. You turn on … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Is The Protestant Work Ethic Really Protestant?

“Wish we could turn back time to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep, but now we’re stressed out.”

Lyrics from Stressed Out, by TWENTY ØNE PILØTS

My very young grandchildren know the lyrics to this … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Imagine: Saddam Hussein, a White House Guest in 2002

President George W Bush had just won a decisive victory over Taliban’s terror in Afghanistan. He used his immense political capital to invite Iraq’s President, Saddam Hussein, to the White House. Hussein was to be honored Chief-Guest at American Thanksgiving. … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Historical Ties Between Moscow And the U.S. Left

Surprisingly little attention was paid to the matter of the Democrat party’s key figure, Senator Edward Kennedy, who had an extraordinary relationship with Moscow. As noted by The Spectator:

“Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Emerging Markets Are Not All Created Equal

For most investors, targeting foreign countries where there are high expectations for growth is a useful strategy.

After all, in the United States, Canada, and Europe, economies are mostly growing at about 2% or less per year. And while these … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

What’s Wrong With The Tithe?

There’s a lot of confusion about tithing.

If you go into most churches today, you’ll find that tithing, or giving 10 percent of your income, is what most pastors preach.  A survey several years ago among evangelical pastors found that … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

Fear Not America, The Chinese Aren’t Exporting To Us Out Of Charity

Regularly forgotten amid all the false compassion for the individuals supposedly “left behind” by free trade is why individuals work in the first place.  They work in order to import, whether from across the street, or from the other side … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

The Real Cause of Trade Deficits

At the recent summit held in Europe of the seven richest countries, the G-7, President Trump trashed the German trade surplus, “The Germans are bad, very bad. Look at the millions of cars that they’re selling in the USA. Horrible. … 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 15, 2017 |

The Demographic Timebomb: A Rapidly Aging Population

With record-high amounts of student debt, questionable job prospects, and too much avocado toast in their bellies, many millennials already feel like they are getting the short end of the stick.

But here’s another economic headwind they face as they … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

2 Steps To Quit Worrying About Money

Worrying about money is an epidemic. But worrying changes nothing. In fact, it is sin.

Jesus tells us In Matthew 6 not to worry about anything.

But Americans are REALLY stressed over their bank accounts! In fact, a new study … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Media, FBI Ignore Clinton Relations With Russia

The appointment of a special counsel, former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, to review as of yet unsubstantiated allegations concerning Russian involvement in the 2016 election, highlights an issue utterly unintended by those who called for the move: the … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

How To Understand African Political Economies

The continent of Africa really is difficult to embrace without stolid concepts shaped from both geography and history.  Can one really make sense of Ghana and its British heritage as a west African nation state surrounded by failed French … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

The Gift of Integrity

Is integrity becoming a value lost in the past?  When watching interviews on national news or engaging in a business transaction, I sometimes notice a lack of integrity.

What is integrity?  I looked it up at, and it … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

No One Likes Trump, I Don’t Care

When three knife-wielding Muslims charged into the Black and Blue Steakhouse near London Bridge on the night of June 3, they had the bad luck to encounter Mr. Roy Larner, who shouted, “F**k you, I’m Millwall,” referring to the South … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Great Moments in Leadership – Watching Life Transformation

We were eating at a Mexican food restaurant when a younger couple with children walked up and said in a questioning tone, “Pastor James?” I acknowledged and they proceeded to express their happiness in seeing us. They wanted their … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Q: Why Are You Talking About Europe’s Soul?

Europe’s soul is the Bible. Can you lose the Bible’s worldview and save individual souls?

In America 70% Christian youth stop going to church when they start going to college. Only 3% of the church growth in America is due … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

Government Officials Try To Ban People Who Hold ‘Wrong’ Beliefs

America’s hyper-politicization continues to grow apace. We now find public officials who regard themselves as “progressive” attacking citizens who don’t happen to agree with every aspect of their agenda (i.e., state regulation of just about everything). A revealing case like … Read More

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