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Affluent Investor | May 24, 2017

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May 11, 2017 |

The Cross: The Reason for Tolerance

The West is deeply divided regarding the Muslim refugees. Some welcome them, others oppose their presence, and most are nervous. One reason for nervousness is obvious: the West values its free press, the right to assemble and express one’s opinions, … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Turn Out to Be Mainstream Economists

The credibility of mainstream economics took a punishing punch from the Great Recession that hit in 2008. It should have been a fatal blow, but the profession had made itself nearly impervious to the effects of empirical data. The field … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Tearing Down the Strongholds in Your Mind

Yesterday morning in church, I spoke on two passages:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

What the Rise of Phone Insurance Reveals About American Culture

It’s been said, that today, if our phones fall down, we panic. If our friend falls down, we laugh.

If you’ve ever dropped your cell phone, then perhaps you can identify with that panic feeling!

Assurant is one of … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Should Southern Baptists Abolish Their Political Mouthpiece?

Southern Baptists are upset at one another again, this time due to radically differing views of the decisions of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore.

Moore came into office as an almost universally popular choice. Things have … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Retail Apocalypse: Everything You Need to Know

Here’s another knowledge bomb: it’s going to keep growing for the foreseeable future. Huge surprise, right?


Retailers eye their competition relentlessly, and the sector also has notoriously thin margins.

The big retailers must have seen … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

Non-Citizen Voting Evidence Expands

The news that Victor David Garcia Bebek, a noncitizen in Kansas, has pleaded guilty to three counts of voting unlawfully in 2012 and 2014 has implications far beyond a single state or a single incident

Denial of voter fraud has … 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

May 9, 2017 |

The Sad State of America’s Infrastructure in One Infographic

Every year, Americans spend a combined 600,000 years stuck in traffic.

If you’re thinking that time could be spent a little more productively, you’re not the only one.

In fact, even politicians are taking notice of aging and insufficient infrastructure … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

5 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

My wife, Ann, and I got married at Christmas our senior year in college. This year we will celebrate 39 years of marraige! Unfortunately, it took us 21 years before we were on the same page financially.

A Crown Study … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

Financial Maintenance

Do you see your doctor at least once a year for your annual checkup? Do you take the daunting trip to the dentist twice a year for cleaning and x-rays? Do you exercise in the gym with a trainer a … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

What Makes Hobby Lobby A Christian Company? Hint: It’s Not A Greed Or A Misogyny Thing

Can a company be Christian? Hobby Lobby refused to comply with one particular Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) diktat because it was a Christian Company. But is there any such thing as a Christian company?

The idea of a … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The Political Challenge That is Iraq

By any stretch, the last eight years was a disaster for U.S. Mesopotamian regional policy. Being handed a win in 2008, the Obama administration felt that its own ideological preference for appeasement was ratified, even though that policy sentiment was … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

One State’s Concerted Attack on the First Amendment


New York is one of the most solidly left-wing states. But that doesn’t mean that all of its residents agree with the prevailing progressive ideology—and that dissent disturbs the leadership.

In an attempt to muzzle opposing viewpoints, New … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The ‘Doomsday Vault’ is a Backup Plan to Save the World’s Most Vital Crops

Imagine that the unthinkable has happened.

A massive asteroid impact triggers a “nuclear winter” effect, or one of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanos erupts. Maybe Donald Trump gets in an epic feud with Kim Jong-Un that initiates World War … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Faith

When the Chief Priests sent a mob to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, one of his disciples, Peter, drew his sword. He struck off the ear of one of the Chief Priest’s servants. The Lord rebuked Peter and … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

Border-Adjustment Sleight of Hand?

The trickle of articles discussing the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) has turned into a veritable flood. Not surprisingly, the lion’s share of these articles oppose the idea of border adjustment. It would be tedious to run through them … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

The Real Tests Start After You’ve Graduated

It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.

-Andrew Bona

When the idea of being tested comes to mind, I think of what we call the formative years of life, primarily … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

Why Highly Fertile Africa Imports $50 Billion of Food Every Year

Why does Africa import $50 billion worth of food that it could grow itself? Jon Vandenheuvel can give you the answer in one word.

We recently hosted an evening with Jon Vandenheuvel here at Clapham House. Jon is CEO … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

The Physics of Marriage

Science seems to fight a non-stop war against things unseen, religion and anything that suggests that there may be more to reality than merely the physical.

For instance, Harvard professor, Richard Lewontin explained the scientific antipathy towards any non-material … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Republicans Must Stop Talking About Revenues And ‘Budget Deficits’

As anyone could have predicted after President Trump released his tax proposal last week, the response from the left was a familiar one about “tax cuts we can’t afford” and “Mountains of Debt” that will supposedly result from reduced penalties … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

The Cross: The Power of Reconciliation

Rome used the cross to suppress its subjects. The Lord Jesus transformed it into the symbol of our freedom: our reconciliation with God and our enemies.

The United Nations and the USA were using all their resources to reconcile the … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Slash and Burn Politics Combines with Irresponsible Journalism

The President’s military attack on the airbase of Russia’s ally Syria, in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s heinous use of illegal gas weapons against his own people, further diminishes allegations that Trump is friendly with Putin. The Russians had warned … Read More

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