Don’t Expect Your Fortunes To Rise

Reduce regulations, reduce the debt, fix trade and stop immigrants. Those are the current prescriptions of conservatives for economic growth. Liberals have another prescription I like better, but I doubt they will cause lots of growth either. There is not record busting economic growth because the population and our current version of capitalism is aging.…
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Real Estate And Religion

The businesses of real estate and religion have had a long partnership in the U.S. One could even say without this real estate arrangement several religions, including Christianity, would not be as prominent today as they are. The sweetheart deal is exemption from from real estate property taxes. It has shored up religions of all…
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How To Handle Relationships, Religious Parents & Atheist Children

I’ve never seen a study of this nor statistics. Yet, it has to be common. It is relationships between fervently religious parents and their adult atheist children. I’ve sat in rooms full of atheists many times and heard stories of people who have no or dysfunctional relationships with parents. When grandchildren come along things get…
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When The Bible Is Used To Justify War, Look Out

Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas, adviser to the President, said this week Trump has the Bible’s support to kill North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un. This is especially dangerous with a President who knows wars can reelect sitting Presidents. Rev. Jeffress quoted from Romans 13, “For he is the Servant of God:…
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What If Disagreements In The U.S. Continue To Grow

It’s a little disconcerting to contemplate a U. S. that has even deeper disagreements that it now has. In my lifetime there was the Vietnam War period that was so deep it seemed nothing could be worse. Then, it passed. It is tempting to believe today’s disagreements will pass into history as that period did.…
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