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Why NBA Legend Charles Barkley’s “Crab” Comment Is Biblical

By Chuck Bentley CHARISMANEWS (11-12-2014) “Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently drew national attention with his candid comments referring to the envy between ‘successful blacks’ and others in the community, referring to ‘crabs in a barrel’, ” noted Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. “Mr. Barkley was referring to an African Proverb—Put one crab in a pot […]

How low can you go: Graduating without debt

By Chuck Bentley When Forbes magazine published its listing of America’s top colleges, looking at “best value” as a criteria, I knew that “value” for many prospective students really means “debt.” For today’s graduates, shiny promises quickly lose their luster when the student loan payment book arrives before a job offer. The time is now […]

The Founders’ fear of federal debt

By Chuck Bentley Washington Times (7-4-2013) George Washington would roll over in his grave—bumping into his fellow Founding Fathers—if he knew the scope of America’s public debt. Among the values shared by America’s first leaders was an absolute fear of debt, given the pain and misery that followed it. As America celebrates another birthday, their […]

Government giving gets Robin Hood all wrong

By Chuck Bentley—WashingtonTimes.com—Monday, December 24, 2012 Killing incentive to give will hurt the poor, not the rich. A fundamental misunderstanding of the Robin Hood legend in the current discussion of tax policy undergirds a mistaken idea, too rarely evaluated—that hurting the “rich” helps the “poor.” Right now, this is played out in proposals to reduce […]

No quick fix for our debt addiction

By Chuck Bentley Many hoped to come away from the first presidential debate [of 2012] with renewed optimism for a solution to the fragile condition of our nation’s fiscal health. Unfortunately, I came away less optimistic. Just as divorcing couples are notorious for finger pointing, politicians running for office (or those in office for that […]