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Affluent Christian Investor | August 20, 2017

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August 7, 2017 |

The Lessons of the Ukrainian Wasteland

Ukraine is suffering badly.  The entire southeastern portion just above Crimea is now a wasteland.  Mother Russia controls entire swaths of territory that remain uncontested yet not allied totally to Moscow either.  As it stands now, Ukraine is a lesson … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

Dunkirk: The Miraculous Story the Movie Left Out

My wife and I recently watched the new movie released about the evacuation at Dunkirk during World War II. Even after watching the movie, I did not realize that “Dunkirk is not simply a gripping story; it is also … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

How to Prepare to Get the Right Internship

One of the best ways for students to gain skills, experience, and a network of professionals is to take on an internship. Now, not all of these are paid, but even if there is not compensation, the experience and connections … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

Infographic: Why Do Businesses Fail?

For any new entrepreneur, it’s natural to be optimistic.

Whether that person has a world-changing idea or is starting a new coffee shop, the glass has to be half full that the business will succeed. Otherwise, what is the … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

Are You Guarding Your Garden?

Don’t tell my wife… but I found a snake in the house.

… It happens in Florida… and it was just a little one…

… but still significant enough to send my wife in a panic.

So… like a good … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Arrogance of Government: An Example

One of the most infuriating traits of government officials, both those appointed and those elected, is the absolute refusal to admit making a mistake, or owning up to wrongdoing.

Sometimes, it is illustrative to see this on a purely local … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

The Jeff Bezos Empire in One Giant Chart

With a fortune largely tied to his 78.9 million shares of , the net worth of Jeff Bezos continues to be on the rise.

Just days ago, shares reached all-time highs after the company’s ambitious acquisition of Whole … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Better Deal Equals Empty Rhetoric

Senator Chuck Schumer had a recent op-ed in the Progressive Liberal Democratic echo chamber called the New York Times. He seems to be asserting himself as the new voice of the Democratic party, with bold pronouncements of all of the … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

The Elusive Pending Stock Market Crash

The month of August has done some crazy things over the years in the markets (of course, truth be told, that can be said of any calendar month).  In 2011 we saw a massive Europe-driven drop in the stock market … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Is Too Much Consuming Keeping You From Producing?

There’s something I’ve been pondering lately:

It’s sure a whole lot easier to spend your time consuming rather than producing.

Think about it…

Eating… a consumption oriented activity… comes easily, and is pleasurable.

While fixing the backyard fence… a … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Why the Dow Hit 22,000 This Week

The stock market hit 22,000 this week, up 20% since Donald Trump’s election — a market leading leftist economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said would “never recover” if Trump won. Why? The strongest earnings, lowest unemployment (read: … Read More

August 3, 2017 |

Macronomics Will Not Save France

Anatole Kaletsky wrote in “A ‘Macroneconomic’ Revolution?” that the new French President has figured out the golden mean of economic policy that will lead France out of the swamp of despair into which its economy has sunk for a decade.

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August 3, 2017 |

Bill Gates, Quadriplegics and Lottery Winners

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

-Henry Ford

If you had all the money any one person could imagine, and there was nothing you couldn’t buy, what would you purchase today? Stop reading and write down the … Read More

August 3, 2017 |

To Increase Your Influence, Learn to Ask Emotionally Intelligent Questions

Perhaps you have read the classic personal development bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People. First published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie, the book has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. I read it many years ago.

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August 3, 2017 |

Graphic: Look How Quickly Top Brands Rise and Fall

Chart: Ranking the World’s Most Valuable Brands IN JUST 10 YEARS, TECH BRANDS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE LIST

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

Tech has already conquered the stock market and the realm of digital advertising.

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August 3, 2017 |

Institutions, Not Voters, Rule Society

Robert Moses and Robert Caro had identical epiphanies—40 years apart. Moses’ flash of insight came to him in the early 1920s. Caro, the early ‘60s. I hope my millennial friends have an identical epiphany.

Robert Moses (1888-1981) did as much … Read More

August 3, 2017 |

The Startling Fact About Those Trump Administration Bible Studies

The word is out.

Cabinet members within the Trump Administration are holding regular Bible studies.

And… gasp… some of the members — like Attorney General Jeff Sessions — are actually applying what they learn.

As expected, there are those who … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Trudeau Gives 10 Million to Terrorist, Stiffs Victim’s Widow

It is our innate reaction to love our government.  They protect us from the bad guys.  They are on the side of those who obey the laws, do good deeds and further the communal cause.  Thank goodness for the police, … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Read Proverbs

For a number of years I read a chapter of Proverbs every day.

I loved the practice but stopped because I felt like it was becoming stale.

Now I’m eager to get back at it.

The reason?

The Lord’s been … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

U.S. Reveals Russian Military Power


The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has released its 2017 report on Russian military power .  The New York Analysis of Policy & Government has reviewed the document, and presents key excerpts.

Russia Resurgent

The resurgence of … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

31 Fascinating Facts on the Early History of the U.S. Dollar

31 Fascinating Facts on the Early History of the U.S. Dollar

The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.

Today, we all … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Economics in One Page

“What makes it [economics] most fascinating is that its fundamental principles are so simple that they can be written on one page, that anyone can understand them, and yet very few do.” Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman made that profound … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Why August May Not Be So Calm

Historically, people have watched the stock market as a proxy for the mood and circumstances of our nation. So far this year, the stock market has demonstrated historically low volatility. Of course, it is not uncommon for there to … Read More

August 1, 2017 |

Why Venezuela is Collapsing

A slow-moving train wreck. The failure of a socialist state. The collapse of a dictatorship. Civil war. The death of a currency. Whatever description you’d like to apply to the tragedy of Venezuela is likely an understatement. Anyone with an … Read More

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