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Affluent Christian Investor | October 19, 2017

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Danielle DiMartino Booth

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Danielle DiMartino Booth is President at Money Strong, LLC; Former Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Posts By Danielle DiMartino Booth

June 21, 2016 |

Venezuela Burning

Sometimes art imitates life. “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!” So said Michael Corleone to his older brother just after gripping his face and delivering a kiss of death. The infamous scene … Read More

June 16, 2016 |

Quantitative Easing and the Corruption of Corporate America

The art of brevity was not lost on Abraham Lincoln. It is that brevity in all its glory that shines through in what endures as one of the most beautiful testaments to the art of oration: The Gettysburg Address rounds … Read More

June 8, 2016 |

Drain No More: Fed Funds R.I.P.

Following the Great War, indoor plumbing became without a doubt a Godsend for much of the world. However, few innovative leaps, including even the wonders of indoor plumbing, have ever been entirely free of at least a few drawbacks. … Read More

May 20, 2016 |

Central Banks and the Rise of Extremism

“Those who honor me I will honor.” So read the scripture on a piece of paper slipped into the hand of 1924 gold medal Olympics runner Eric Liddell. Liddell’s earlier refusal to run on the Sabbath catapulted him into a … Read More

May 16, 2016 |

Distress Testing the Efficient Frontier

Many historically inclined residents of White Plains, New York can recount the legend of Sleepy Hollow and what inspired it. The day was October 31, 1776 and our young Revolution was in the throes of a heated battle. One … Read More

May 5, 2016 |

Central Bankers to the Masses: “Let Them Eat Rate!”

There never was any cake, just crust.

And the French Marie had nothing to do with it. Rather, a Spanish-born queen married to France’s King Louis XIV a century earlier was the ill-mannered Marie who dared to taunt the peasantry. … Read More

April 28, 2016 |

Towers of Dabble

Man’s long determined history of dabbling in the building of touted towers, surely not for his self-gratification, but rather to bring him closer to God, has rarely been met with benevolence. Maybe God doesn’t like man, who He created … Read More

April 22, 2016 |

Has the Fed Bankrupted the Nation?

Volcker, Greenspan, Bernanke, and Yellen. Which one does not belong? Logic dictates that Volcker should have been odd man out. After all, there is no legendary “Volcker Put.”

The towering monetarist made no bones about never being bound by the … Read More

April 20, 2016 |

Are America’s Workers Playing Hard to Get?

Penelope Pussycat might not be the most iconic of Generation X cartoon characters, but she does stand alone in her capacity to confuse. Penelope, a lovely black and white fluff ball of a cat, had a seemingly inescapable penchant … Read More

April 19, 2016 |

The Smell of Dryer Powder in the Morning

Dear colleagues,

If you had to guess, who would you say was the most rankled by these two words uttered by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently: “greater gradualism?” Though insurance companies and banks certainly were … Read More

April 12, 2016 |

Is America’s Economy Shooting Blanks?

It always helps to make a good first impression, especially to the father of the girl you’d like to date. An impressive resume can do the trick. That was certainly the case in the 1997 dark humor classic Grosse Pointe … Read More

April 11, 2016 |

Self FOOL-filling Prophesies

Edgar Allan Poe was intimately familiar with our deepest, dreaded fears. In Poe’s characteristically dark The Cask of Amontillado, the murderous main character Montresor, lures the inaptly named Fortunato to his death. Montresor believes he is exacting revenge upon … Read More

March 24, 2016 |

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt!

In the event you’ve already binge-watched House of Cards Season Four, don’t be so quick to tune Netflix out. Instead, restore your faith in mankind and search for Brothers in War, a gripping National Geographic Vietnam War documentary that recounts the journey of … Read More

March 18, 2016 |

Top of the Heckling Order

The Pecking Order is a natural social order process which culminates in the most pompous poultry present ascending to King Rooster and Queen Hen. The resulting social dynamic dictates all manner of chicken activity from the mundane of feeding, … Read More

March 16, 2016 |

Why Today’s Data Leaves Fed Boxed In

Leonor Jean-Christine Soulas d’Allainval was no Shakespeare. His first play, “L’Embarras des richesses,” was a three-act comedy that premiered in 1726 and was performed only four times in the hopeful playwright’s lifetime. At age 53 he died embarrassingly franc-less … Read More

February 26, 2016 |

The Fed, Negative Interest Rates, and MacGyver Money

The ever resourceful MacGyver had nothing on ladies who lunch.

Well-heeled women who meet for long lunches — often for a good cause, often for a nice pause — simply have more ingenuity than the late 1980s action-adventure TV star. Take … Read More

February 19, 2016 |

January Retail Sales: Let Them Eat Bacon!

Last June, Jeralean Talley, who had been the oldest known living person in the world, passed away in Detroit at the grand old age of 116. That left Susanna Mushatt Jones, also 116, and the second known living person born … Read More

February 15, 2016 |

Midnight in the Garden of Fallen Angels

Book enthusiasts catapulted John Berendt’s classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to iconic status. The nonfiction-novel hybrid spent 216 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, longer than any book before or since, that is, unless … Read More

February 8, 2016 |

Our Zombie Economy

George A. Romero knew how to make an entrance onto the Hollywood stage.

Night of the Living Dead, his 1968 directorial debut, set the ‘A’ standard for horror flicks. Though the special effects may seem unsophisticated to today’s moviegoers, the … Read More

January 29, 2016 |

Paying the Pied Piper of Passivity

“In the year of 1284, on the day of Saints John and Paul on June 26, by a piper, clothed in many kinds of colours, 130 children born in Hamelin were seduced, and lost at the place of execution near … Read More

January 22, 2016 |

The Sweathogs of Sovereigns?

Before there was Tony Moreno, there was Vinnie Barbarino.

The 1970s TV sitcom Welcome Back Kotter would make a star of John Travolta and leave the others in the cast behind. For some though, despite the show’s own short-lived success, … Read More

January 21, 2016 |

Confused by the Conflicting Statements Coming From the Federal Reserve? Yeah, Me Too.

It’s only been a week since Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher declared that markets were underestimating the number of rate hikes would be pulled off by policymakers this year. His bottom line: the number four was the base case.

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