What is the relationship between economic freedom and economic success of a nation?
Compare Hong Kong or Singapore with North Korea. And compare all those nations in between. France and Mexico are both in the 20s in placement, while the US is 4th.
The top 10 are:
For a more complete answer read some books/essays by Prof. Rueven Brenner from McGill University, he’s the best in the business.
Economic prosperity is directly linked to access to capital, this benefits businesses, individuals and governments. Both physical and human capital flow to politically stable countries or countries that show potential stability. The state must provide law and order, relatively low taxes and provide people the ability to have a stake in business. Hong Kong has virtually no natural resources, however Hong Kong offers emigrants opportunities they would have otherwise not had in China i.e. A one way flow of human capital. Government must create background institutions that allow entrepreneurship & financial markets to flourish.
Why do atheists continue to cling to the religion of evolution since Kirk Cameron has proven it false?
First, by admitting God, Darwinists would be admitting that they are not the highest authority when it comes to truth. Currently, in this technologically advanced world, scientists are viewed by the public as revered authority figures, the new priests who makes a better life possible and who comprise the sole source of objective truth. Allowing the possibility of God would be to relinquish their claim of superior authority.
Second, by admitting God, Darwinists would be admitting that they don’t have absolute authority when it comes to explaining causes. In other words, if God exists, they couldn’t explain every event as the result of predicable natural laws. Richard Lewontin put it this way: “To appeal to an omnipotent deity is to allow any moment the regularities of nature may be ruptured, that miracles may happen.” As Jastrow noted, what that happened, “the scientists has lost control,” certainly to God, and perhaps to the theologian.
Third, by admitting god, Darwinists would risk lost financial security and professional admiration. How so? Because there’s tremendous pressure in the academic community to publish something that supports evolution. Find something important, and you may find yourself on the cover of ‘National Geographic’ or the subject of a PBS special. Find nothing, and you may find yourself out of a job, out of grant money, or at least out of favor with your materialistic colleagues. Do there’s a money, job security, and prestige motive to advance the Darwinian worldview.
Finally, and perhaps the most significantly, by admitting God, Darwinists would be admitting that they don’t have authority to define right and wrong for themselves. By ruling out the supernatural, Darwinists can avoid the possibility that anything is morally prohibited. For if there is no God, everything is lawful, as a character in a Dostoevsky novel observed. In fact, the late Julian Huxley, once a leader among Darwinists, admitted that sexual freedom is a popular motivation behind evolutionary dogma. When he was asked by talk show host Merv Griffin, “Why do people believe in evolution?” Huxley honestly answered, “The reason we accepted Darwinism even without proof, is because we didn’t want God in interfere with our sexual mores.” Notice he didn’t cite evidence for spontaneous generation or evidence from the fossil record. The motivation he observed to be prevalent among evolutionists was based on moral preferences, not scientific evidence.
Former atheist Lee Strobel reveals that he had the same motivation when he believed in Darwinism. He writes, “I was more than happy to latch onto Darwinism as an excuse to jettison the idea of God so I could unabashedly pursue my own agenda in life without moral constraints.” Author and lecturer Ron Carlson has had Darwinists admit the same to him. On one such occasion, after lecturing at a major university on the problems with Darwinism and the evidence for Intelligent Design, Carlson had dinner with a biology professor who had attended his presentation. “So what did of think of my lecture?” Carlson asked. “Well, Ron,” began the professor, “what you say is true and makes a lot of sense. But I’m gonna continue to teach Darwinism anyway.” Carlson was baffled. “Why would you do that?” he asked. “Well, to be honest with you, Ron, it’s because Darwinism is morally comfortable.” “Morally comfortable? What do you mean?” Carlson pressed. “I mean if Darwinism is true, if there is no God and we all evolved from slimy green algae, then I can sleep with whomever I want,” observed the professor. “In Darwinism, there’s no moral accountability.”
What Is Important To You? Financial Freedom? Quality time with Family? Living a healthier life ?Ask me How !?
1. Quality time with Family.
2. Living a healthier life
3. Financial Freedom
Right now I’m actually working on creating a family, and am improving my health at the same time. I’m excluding processed foods and eating greener. I’m also about to start University to help me get a good job that will help me with financial freedom. (tapping my head) I got it all sorted it out. =D ?¤·?
How do I break in the FINANCIAL sector with no experience?
Atlanta Ga looking to get into the stock market. I just love watching and learning about it. Atlanta does not have a lot of opportunities please help. investment banking, stock broker, any area to learn and make some money until I can be a power player. Apprentice possibly. I learn fast and don’t quit. Bachelors in business administration, would like to take series 7 and 63 or any other item I could learn. Thanks in advance.
I might not really tell you about the stock trade stuff but I have got something great for you that will give you financial freedom more faster than the stock trade stuff and that is Success University.
Use this link to check out the website.
Http://www.matdozie.successuniversity.com/new and you can also visit the team website. Http://www.teamturbosu.com. And click on presentation.
Anyone read both Total Money Makover and Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey? Need 2 read both?
Or are the concepts basically the same????
I have read both books, attended FPU and been to his live event.
You don’t need to read both. The concepts are the same the layout is different. The Financial Peace Revisited book also has a workbook, so if you are the type of person that needs to do your figures, I suggest those two things. If you don’t, Total Money Makeover is good. Both are good both have good stories and lays his plan out in his easy to read/understand style. I personally liked the Financial Peace Revisited better because of the workbook. It helped having the workbook to work on my own family’s budget and debt, etc while reading his book.
The first poster said you need credit to get a car and a house. S/he is wrong. For a home mortgage you need to us a manual underwriter if you have little to no credit and as for a car if you follow Dave’s plan, you pay cash.
I love his plan, it is all about discipline and using what you have for current and future financial needs (clothing, housing to retirement).
I am also reading Suze Orman. I don’t like her need for all of us to keep our FICO score. If you follow Dave’s plan you don’t need a FICO score. I do like her more in depth information about wills and trusts. (9 steps to financial freedom is what I am reading).
I have also read Howard Dayton’s book: Your Money Counts. (Like Dave, a Christian financial counselor). His plan is basically like Dave’s. Actually Dave took a lot of ideas from Crown Financial (www.crown.org). I think Dave packages the information better.
Even if you aren’t in debt I know Dave can help you. My parents have started following his plan and they are debt free. They are looking at retirement differently (since they are baby boomers) and how to be prepared for the last several decades of their life.
Good luck and read read read After you get a plan to your financial life, I suggest reading The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley. I read this many, many years ago before hearing of Ramsey, loved the idea of the book but didn’t know how to make it work until reading Ramsey.
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