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Affluent Investor | June 24, 2017

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June 13, 2017 |

Beijing’s Mercantilist Regime

Beijing wishes to sustain its side of the U.S. – China bilateral relation, Beijing cannot afford to find itself alienated because it cannot replace an American partner.  Beijing also has to recognize that it has already implicitly declared war against … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

The Democrats’ New Economic Agenda Will Solidify Their Minority Status

In a column from December of 2015, the Wall Street Journal’s Mary O’Grady unveiled a rather inconvenient fact that poverty warriors on the American left and right would perhaps prefer remain hidden: from 1980 to 2000, when the U.S. economy … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

Biblical Knowing Means Mind AND Body Learning

When we talk about a worldview or concept, we’re assuming that human beings think with their brains. But what if we think more with our whole body?

What we say flows from what is in our heart (Luke 6:45). … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

Chart: The Coin Universe Keeps Expanding


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

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

4 Things to Consider When Finding Your Dream Job

Are you looking for your dream job?

Dr. Ben Carson says, “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.”

A career is a good fit when your skills, interests, and personality find alignment.

But … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Yes, Even The Poor Can Be Greedy

Ron Blue and the late Larry Burkett double-handedly created the faith and finance movement among evangelicals in the 1970s. This was a time of rapid acceleration in the number of people (including Jimmy Carter) who publicly declared themselves to … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Front Groups Advance Partisan Goals

Several organizations, ostensibly formed for racial, gender, religious or other purposes have created a sense of crisis within the United States since the election of 2016. Many of the concerns expressed are less about ideological dissent or specific issues than … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

What Employers Really Look For

If you’re in the job market, do you know what employers really want?

An interview is often the deciding factor for employers. In fact, once a person lands a job interview, they need to know what employers are really … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Court Fails to Uphold Tenure Protection… For Conservative Professor

In the fall of 2014, Marquette University political science professor John McAdams did something that thousands of academics do every day – he wrote a blog post expressing his opinion about something. That post, however, wound up getting him … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Why I Don’t Think It’s Jesus That Will Escort Me to Heaven

Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord:

Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.

-Psalm 110:1

Those who were with my grandfather, Thornton, when he passed … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

What Trump Gets Right About Trade

Professionals don’t get paid to think.  They get paid to earn a living.  This means that the vast majority of the chatter-class in think tanks, Universities and the media commintariat earn their wares diachronically.  That means they specialize in presenting … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

Danielle DiMartino Booth and Ron Paul Both Miss the Federal Reserve’s Rising Irrelevance

Damn Ron Paul.  The congressman’s 2009 book End the Fed called the bank corrupt and unconstitutional and urged its abolition.  Though Paul made some good points, America is not a banana republic.  It needs a strong and independent central bank.

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June 9, 2017 |

What Do I Do With My Estate If I Don’t Have Children

Some families choose not to have children. Some families are prevented from having children—whether because of infertility or otherwise. Or of course, there are single individuals who accumulate some level of wealth on their own.

So without a spouse and without children … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

Believing in the Lessons of History

This week we delve into some key historical lessons in the Dividend Café, and attempt to extract from those lessons some real practical guidance for the present.  There are so many things of interest to investors moving so incredibly … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

What Happens If the Geeks are Compromised

A failure of imagination. When the 9/11 Commission reported on the nature and causes of the worst terror attack on American soil in history, those four fateful words summed up the problem. There was a pre-9/11 mentality where the … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

The Frantic Anti-Trump Feeding Frenzy

My (and your) President Trump–from the sunny skies of Kiev.

I cannot speak of the precision contained in the attached.

We live in a news world saturated with paranoia. Many of us (academics, media, elites, independents, democrats, republican candidates, and … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Be Compassionate, But Never, Ever, Pity the ‘Forgotten’ Rural Americans

“They came for the money.” Those are the words of S.L Price in his highly important 2016 book about Aliquippa (PA), Playing Through the Whistle.  Though Price wrote a history of a town and a region, he was in … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

The Moral Tragedy of the African National Congress

My aunt is buried in Botswana, I remember well the Soweto uprising and how South African security services were permanently aligned to Moscow’s geopolitical ambition to thwart, divide, disrupt the Atlantic alliance.  These were dangerous times, of Soviet subversion in … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Qatar Called Out? It’s About Time!

Patrick Poole sent me his commentary late yesterday regarding the severing of ties with Qatar by multiple major Middle Eastern nations. It’s definitely worth reading if you missed it. Here is a quick summary:

Major Confrontation Between Saudi, Egypt, UAE … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Americans Waste Billions on Premium Gasoline

Did you know Americans waste billions of dollars each year thinking they will improve fuel economy?

The AAA Premium Fuel Omnibus Survey estimates that 2.1 billion dollars are wasted each year by drivers buying premium gas for cars designed … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

The 20 Largest Stock Exchanges in the World

Investors know the NYSE as a home for the world’s most important blue chip stocks. Massive companies like Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil, and Coca-Cola are listed on the exchange along with roughly 2,400 other companies, and together they add … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Steady Plodding Brings Prosperity

“…And hasty speculation brings poverty.” Ever heard this before? It’s a Proverb. Proverbs 21:5 to be exact. That’s one translation of the Proverb. Another says: “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” … Read More

June 7, 2017 |

Trump Triumphant: A Major Reduction in Geopolitical Risk is Underway

While the Establishment press huffs and puffs about supposed lack of trust in the Trump Administration, the new president’s foreign policy is shaping up as a coherent and effective strategy.

The diplomatic isolation of Qatar is a masterstroke. Qatar’s royal … Read More

June 7, 2017 |

D-Day Lesson – Decentralize Decision Making

June 6, 1945, Allied forces invaded the Nazi fortress of Europe. Not everyone cheered. General Douglass MacArthur said of the invasion that he would court martial the SOB who had planned it. Of course, he knew well the planner. … Read More

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