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The Zurich Axioms: The rules of risk and reward used by generations of Swiss bankers by Max Gunther

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The Eighth Major Axiom: On Religion and the Occult

It is unlikely that God’s plan for the universe includes making you rich.

A Protestant minister used to come to our house for dinner once in a while when I was a youngster. He and Frank Henry had known each other as boys in the little town of Wädenswil, on the south shore of Lake Zurich. The minister had migrated to America as a young man and was now the pastor of a little church somewhere in New Jersey.

He was bubbling with enthusiasm one night. The Lord had given his church a great opportunity, he reported. A member of his flock, an elderly man, was about to move to a warmer climate. The move had to be accomplished fast for some reason or another, and the man wanted it to be a clean ...

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