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Affluent Investor | May 24, 2017

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May 17, 2017 |

Theresa May’s Bid To Consume The Opposition & Lead

Politics is blood sport. Most people only truly understand this as practitioners of State politics, but the best arena from which to discern this octagon are parliaments. Two come to mind for their ruthlessness: Israel & England.

Because parliaments are … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

Interbank Payment System Penetrated

Last month a hacker group calling itself Shadow Brokers released materials suggesting that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been monitoring the SWIFT interbank messaging system. If fully verified, this is a serious threat in and of itself. According to an … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

You Can Call a Transgendered Man ‘She’, But It Won’t Help Him

You can call the person who now goes by the name Cheslea Manning whatever you want. You can defiantly insist on referring to Manning as “she” (or even “they”). You can shake your fist. You can wave your arms. You … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

How Important Is Your College Degree?

A degree is simply the springboard of steps toward a career that ultimately glorifies God.

Settling into a career  is often a journey, not the direct result of a particular major. One job leads to another and God opens … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

Three Historical Obstacles to Further Reformation and the Kingdom’s Further Release

But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” —Matthew 16:23

This Scripture is far more fascinating than we … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

Steven Bannon’s Tutorial on Jacksonian Rage

What are the limits to populism in a Constitutional Republic.  The answer is, we’re about to find out.  When Trump rode in on the heels of a Jacksonian moment, it took nearly three months to discern the limits of … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

Tax Reform and America’s Financial Death Spiral

Tax reform is about to be debated in Washington—and not a moment too soon.

America’s finances are in a death spiral. Similar to a heroin addict that has reached the point where ever-larger doses are necessary to get a desired … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

How to Resist the Temptations of Affluence

Paul taught Timothy that those who want to get rich fall into temptation and snares.

Paul knew the heart of man.

Like the world, Christians rationalize indulgence. Our affluence has distorted our priorities and we compromise truth in the deception … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

U.S. Federal Government Spending is Now a Single, Unified Data Set

It’s been many years in the making, but spending data from the U.S. Federal Government is now all unified in one source that can be accessed by anyone.

The significance of this cannot be overstated – every single department of … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

Kissing and the Kingdom

Well?… aren’t you going to kiss me?

My wife Kathy posed that question after saying yes to my marriage proposal. I replied yes—and with that kiss, we came close to embodying the embodied gospel.

Kathy and I have been married … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

Bad Business vs. Good Government?

Do many Americans implicitly believe governmental activism is morally appropriate and pragmatically competent?

Is it reasonable to put immense trust in the ability of government to solve our problems, many of which it created?

More and more, Americans seem to … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

Islam & Famine

For a millennia humans struggled to fathom nature, sensing the world as an object in need of inquiry fell to pre-Socratic philosophy, it was here where we find man as an object of question that the Greeks discerned the … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

Why High Income Euro Expats are Choosing Dubai, Not U.S.

As the economy in Spain sputters along at a fraction of its potential, some of the enlightened in its political class have taken to explaining the light growth as an effect of the country’s “wasted generation.” It seems youngish individuals … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

To Love Your Job, You Might Need to Change Jobs

The ancient philosopher Aristotle said “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

When we enjoy our work we tend do it better than the one who does not. Great satisfaction is found when our gifts and talents are … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

The Mother of All Hacks and What You Must Do About It

Interactive map at MalWareTech.

With all due respect to Mother’s Day weekend, there is really no choice other than to label this weekend’s global cyber attack as anything but, “the Mother of All Hacks.” If you operate a Windows-based … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

Here’s 13 Ideas to Fight Fake News – and a Big Problem With All of Them

While fake news is certainly problematic, the solutions proposed to penalize articles deemed to be “untrue” are just as scary.

By centralizing fact checking, a system is created that is inherently fragile, biased, and prone for abuse. Furthermore, the … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

Nuclear Terrorism Threat Grows

NATO is warning  that the West should consider the potential danger of an attack by terrorists using weapons of mass destruction.

The organization is not being overly cautious. An Economist study notes:

24 states still have 1kg or more … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

How to Overcome Financial Despair

Are you feeling defeated or overwhelmed by your financial circumstances? Then maybe you need to look up and give thanks.

Paul told the Thessalonians to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

6 Reasons Retail is Dying and 4 Ways to Bring it Back

In the 1960s they were considered the “Big Three.” In sales volume and in physical size, Macy’s, Hudson’s, and Marshall Field ruled the department store kingdom. One Hudson’s location had 25 stories and 16 of them sold goods. At … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

Comey Fired and Macron Hired

Even the firing of the FBI Director by the President of the United States didn’t seem to warrant higher market volatility this week.  We got a little check back unrelated to that near end of week but flat as can be … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

Can France Break Out of Its Long Economic Slump?

France has been a slow-growth economy for, well, decades. Will anything change with Emmanuel Macron’s crushing National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in the May 7 presidential election?

Consider that the last time real annual economic growth in France topped … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

Creative Destruction Becoming Less Destructive and Less Creative

Investors should worry about productivity growth of the firms they invest in because it is one of the major determinants of profits and market share. Innovation should drive old technology firms out of business and improve productivity but that … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

Pentagon Depends on China for Key Components

Two years ago, one of America’s top military leaders, now retired, told this publication that he was “deeply concerned” over the Pentagon’s dependence on China for key computer chips. Concerns also abound about Beijing’s control of the “rare earth” materials … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

How Social Conflict Fuels Reformation

As noted in our last discussion on the causes and issues surrounding the phenomenon of reformation, a biblical worldview held and practiced by a significant number of citizens and applied to society produces both spiritual renewal and social reformation. … Read More

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