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Capitalism Wins

Henry Ford is credited with revolutionizing the auto industry and was on the forefront of innovation by creating the assembly line. He paid his employees $5 per day so they could purchase the cars they were manufacturing. He once said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Mr. Ford’s net worth was about $200 billion.

Are You Content?

We are a people in pursuit of more. If it’s bigger, better, or faster, then we must have it. Social media allows us to view the good life of others in real time and this is causing angst for many.

Handbreadth.

A handbreadth is a unit of measure about the width of your palm, or 4 inches.  It’s also a measure of time as referenced in the Bible –  You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you ~ Psalm 39:5. Meaning our time here on earth is short.

The End Is Near!

The end of the year is here. Was 2017 successful for you? Did you obtain your goals? I hope you had a prosperous year.

Give.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the giving season.  From now until the end of the year charities and non-profits will receive much needed dollars to help fund their good works.

Storage Wars.

Driving around my extended neighborhood I noticed several large storage units.    A quick Google search for storage units near my house netted about twenty facilities with more being built.  Storage units cater to people who suffer from affluenza or hoarding.   If you depend on a storage facility, you have too much junk and it may be time for you to part company wi

By the People and for the People?

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the plug on their Republican health care bill.  The same week, Chuck Schumer encouraged his fellow Democrats to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.  Politics as usual. 

Are you rich?

Are you rich?  How do you know?  It depends, of course, where you live.  In Malawi the per capita income is $255.  Somalia $542.  Haiti $824.  United States $54,629.  Luxembourg $116,612.

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