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Category Archives: Money
This time of the year can be frustrating. Documents are gathered. Receipts are gathered and reviewed. It is tax season. It is a complicated system. The government favors or incentivizes certain behavior and business. Can’t we just go to a … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Government, Honesty, Money Tagged dependents, donald rumsfeld, freakonomics, government, honesty, in the news, income, IRS, mioney, stephen dubner, steven levitt, taxes, the economist Leave a comment
“These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when you sit in your house…” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The family sitting at the table … Continue reading
Posted in drugs, Family, Money, Parenting, Sex, Stats Tagged alcohol, cnn, cornell, Deuteronomy 6, drugs, eatting together, economics, electronics, in the news, nutrition, Parenting, purdue, Sex, television, the university of minnesota, tobacco, value of family meal Leave a comment
Economics and Morals
Economics is defined as “the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses” (Definition by Lionel Robbins quoted by Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics, p. 2). “What does ‘scarce’ mean? It means that what everybody wants adds up … Continue reading
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God’s Safety Net
Some think that it is primarily the government’s or the church’s responsibility to care for those in need. I have seen church members, who were able to relieve a family member in need, refuse to do so themselves, but instead … Continue reading
Aluminum in the mid-1800’s was an extreme expensive metal. Aluminum was plentiful (in fact, the most plentiful metallic element in the earth’s crust). That was not the problem with this element. The problem was that the refinement process at the time … Continue reading
Posted in History, Money, science, Wealth Tagged aluminum, america, charles martin hall, civil war, france, george washington, john hudson tiner, moth, napoleon III, paul heroult, rust, the washington monument, theives, treasures, value of wealth Leave a comment
Poverty and Immoral Behavior: Are They Necessarily Linked?
It is true that poverty, like wealth, provides an avenue for certain temptations to come our way (Proverbs 30:8-9). We are all tempted in various ways. Poverty comes with its own circumstances which Satan uses in his desire to lead … Continue reading
Posted in Money, Proverbs, Sin, Stats, Temptation, Wealth Tagged china town, crime and proverty, george mason university, great depression, harlem, harvard university, illegitacy rate, james q. wilson, Philippians 4, povery, Proverbs 30, Proverbs 6, richard hernstein, rush limbaugh, shannon county south dakota, starr texas, tempation, tunica mississippi, u.s. census poorest communitees in america, university of california at los angeles, walter williams, wealth, william bennett Leave a comment
In The News: Auctioning Virginity
CBS reported on April 30, 2014 – “An American medical student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder… the top offer currently stands at $550,000… using the alias ‘Elizabeth Raine’… the 28-year-old self-proclaimed virgin said she is willing … Continue reading
Wealth and Riches
There is no doubt about it. It takes money to live in society. There is no free lunch (someone must pay for it). However, here are some things we should keep in mind: 1. True gain is found in godliness … Continue reading
Posted in Death, Money, stewardship, Temptation, Textual study, Wealth Tagged contentment, Death, godliness, haughty, liberal giving, money, needs or wants, riches, trust in God, trust in riches, wealth Leave a comment