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Category Archives: Wealth
What was it that made me like Anthony Bourdain? It was not his religious beliefs. He was not religious to my knowledge. It was not his politics. We were politically, I think, very far apart. It was not his profanity. … Continue reading
“There is an old Russian fable, with different versions in other countries, about two poor peasants, Ivan and Boris. The only difference between them was that Boris had a goat and Ivan didn’t. One day, Ivan came upon a strange-looking … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” ~ Mark 8:36-37 “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life … Continue reading
In an ideal world, justice would be blind. People should be judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin, or the fatness of their wallet. Joseph Addison said, “Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and … Continue reading