The Parable of The Talents, Ep 3

EPISODE 3: What is Wealth?

This week (December 22) on Shabbat Night Live, we all know it doesn’t take money to be happy. But money is not what we were always taught that it was. And it turns out, we shouldn’t save it the way we were always taught, either. So what is true wealth, and is money even involved?

Josh Tolley presents some thought-provoking ways to re-think what it means to be wealthy.

Watch the episode — included in this blog post.

While you watch, consider the questions below. The timeline for each discussion topic in the video is noted on each question. Post your answers in the comments section, and let’s get some discussion going!

  1. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 15:50) What is the one trick that the Devil has?
  2. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 17:10) How does Josh Tolley compare the current situation of the pro-life movement to a football game?
  3. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 17:39) What are some examples of states passing bills that favor the local economy over the global economy?
  4. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 18:13) What is the name of the movie that made over 100 million dollars?
  5. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 19:27) What is the main argument that Josh Tolley makes against investing in gold and silver?
  6. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 19:51) How does the price of gold depend on the central banks that set the price of money?
  7. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 20:28) What are the risks of buying gold certificates or keeping gold coins in the closet?
  8. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 21:03) Why is it hard to use silver coins as a medium of exchange in a crisis?
  9. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 24:12) How did Warren Buffett use Berkshire Hathaway to create wealth from other people’s money?
  10. (VIDEO TIMELINE: 25:22) What are some examples of financial products that Wall Street uses to extract wealth from the middle class?

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