Tweetonomics: The New Trump Era

| 03.16.2017 |

Faced with a Tweeter-in-Chief, how are investors to navigate what's ahead? Is there a strategy behind President Trump's outbursts? And, if so, how shall investors position themselves to protect their portfolios or profit from it?

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For Hume The Bell Tolls

| 03.09.2017 |

The American spirit is often described as an unquenchable desire for liberty, but it is far more complex. What motivates the entrepreneur and the innovator is not the desire for freedom but the desire to overcome, which is a combination of liberty and utility. These twin values, when combined, maximize the potential of the individual to contribute to society in a manner inaccessible to someone who pursues one and neglects the other.

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Why Did Public Education Fail?

| 03.02.2017 |

Culture is the central organization of a civilization, and the greatest pillar of culture is education. It is through the education system that all aspects of society are built.

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What Would George Washington Do?

| 02.23.2017 |

Although Americans celebrate the birth of our nation on the Fourth of July, what we actually celebrate is the spirit of liberty and revolution that led to its founding. We do not have a holiday dedicated to the actual creation of the United States, but our celebration of President's Day is close enough.

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Republicans Coming Up Short On Obamacare Repeal And Replace

| 02.22.2017 |

President Trump is forcing congressional Republicans to quickly replace Obamacare with a program that lowers health care costs or face the wrath of angry voters.

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Continuing The Stigma Of Mental Illness

| 02.12.2017 |

In the three weeks since Donald Trump became president, there appears to be a new shtick among high-profile individuals that bitterly opposed his political ascension: loud and careless talk that insists the new president is mentally ill.

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Flight Of The Culture Vultures

| 02.09.2017 |

Culture is the character and essence of a society, and the loss of culture is a loss for all. With a strong culture, commerce thrives and citizens are free. When culture is lost, crime becomes rampant and the individuals move through life without purpose.

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Making Sense Of Our Daily Struggle

| 02.02.2017 |

Life is a struggle to succeed, but it is also a struggle to determine what success is. We all want what we deserve, and we often build our sense of self-worth on our compensation in life. We want the good and reject the bad, and we believe we "deserve" the former but never the latter.

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Why Socialism Sucks

| 01.26.2017 |

Business is the act of producing and trading goods for a higher price than the cost to make them. If no profit is made from a sale of goods, then a business is unable to function. All profits are merely the ability for those involved in a business to buy other goods and allow other businesses to make a profit.

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Now About The Minimum Wage

| 01.19.2017 |

Wages and the cost of supplies are the two fundamental expenses for every business, but wages reflect the "worth" of the individual worker. A higher wage can instill pride in an employee because it represents higher worth, but wages are not a status symbol. Instead, wages must be closely aligned to the actual value that the worker provides or the economic system is imperiled.

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