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Affluent Investor | March 27, 2017

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Investor

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of AffluentInvestor.com, and Senior Fellow in Business Economics at The Center for Cultural Leadership. Jerry has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson, as Vice President of the Beechwood Company which is the family office associated with Federated Investors, and has consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He founded the influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. Jerry has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm. Jerry had been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for CNBC.com, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many other publications. He is the author of The Bush Boom and more recently The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by HarperCollins. Jerry is the President of Bowyer Research. Jerry consulted extensively with the Bush White House on matters pertaining to the recent economic crisis. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On-Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest-hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet The Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including the Vice President, Treasury Secretary, HUD Secretary, former Secretary of Sate Condoleezza Rice, former Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, former Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes. Jerry has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent’s College, and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy. In 1997 Jerry gave the commencement address at his alma mater, Robert Morris University. He was the youngest speaker in the history of the school, and the school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history. Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest five of their seven children.

Posts By Jerry Bowyer

March 10, 2017 |

Women In The Board Room: It’s Not Good For Man To Be Alone

International Women’s Day was this week. For Women’s Day, State Street installed the statue of a young woman confronting the iconic charging bull, stressing the importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

The message here is that … Read More

February 23, 2017 |

Markets Say Recession Over, But No Trump Boom Yet

Business recessions can happen when business contracts, but government spending and consumer spending do not contract along with it. GDP, which is the most widely used metric for determining recessions (indeed one of the dictionary definitions of a recession … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Under Armoured: Why We Shorted A Company That Didn’t Protect Its Investors

A few weeks ago, Under Armour stock crashed in value by 26%. This occurred when they announced that their holiday sales were less than expected (and holiday sales are very important for retail companies) and that next quarter’s earnings were … Read More

February 3, 2017 |

Supply-Side Economist Challenges Austrians on Inflation

John Tamny, Political Economy Editor of Forbes, has written a controversial new book entitled ‘Who Needs the Fed?’. This is not your standard libertarian howl of outrage against American’s central bank: it’s more of a yawn of indifference to it. … Read More

January 17, 2017 |

Looking For A Cognitive Enhancer? Skip The Drugs And Try Fasting Instead

In my recent interview with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist who has just published The Complete Guide to Fasting, we focused a good deal on fasting as a cognitive and productivity enhancement tool.

I didn’t research fasting because … Read More

January 13, 2017 |

Is Fasting The Cure For Bloated Healthcare Costs?

More than two centuries ago Thomas Malthus predicted that food production growth would fail to keep up with population growth and that the world would suffer from mass starvation. He couldn’t have been more wrong.  In his native Britain, and … Read More

January 11, 2017 |

Election Emerging Market Collapse: Was Asia Hit by ‘Trumprotectionism’?

While most financial media attention has been focused on the US equity markets’ response since the election of Donald Trump, the decline in value of emerging markets (EM) has been even more dramatic than the increase in value of US … Read More

January 2, 2017 |

AD vs. ADD: 2017 Years From What?

2017 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

One of the reasons that it’s so hard to … Read More

December 28, 2016 |

Christmas vs. Pagan Economics

Christ was born into the Pagan world of Rome, a world of cyclical despair. As historian of science Stanley Jaki spent his life documenting, the pagan world view was one of endless cycles, of oscillations, of rise and fall, … Read More

December 22, 2016 |

Mary And The Wise Guy: Why I Wish Christopher Hitchens Had Known More History

It’s a clever line. When Christopher Hitchens used to slam Christianity he did it with style. “If we lost all our hard-won knowledge and all our archives, and all our ethics and all our morals…and had to reconstruct everything … Read More

December 16, 2016 |

Malthus and Scrooge: How Charles Dickens Put A Holly Branch Through The Heart Of The Worst Economics Ever

Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: … Read More

December 13, 2016 |

Do Yourself A Favor And “Voucherize” The Christmas Thing

Several years ago my wife and I made a decision – we decided to skip The Christmas Thing.  Not all of Christmas, mind you, but all the parts which stress everyone out, but nevertheless don’t seem to do anyone … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Trump Victory Causes Market Shock Then Awe

Investors are getting quite comfortable with the victory of Donald J. Trump. So much so the brief shock to global financial markets is a distant memory.

In case you missed it, when Trump clinched the highest office in the land, … Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Most Influential Latino Evangelical Leader On How To Get 50% Latino Support For GOP

Bill Moyers once asked Pastor Sam Rodriguez (the president of the nation’s largest coalition of Latino churches) who his political heroes are. Sam told him “JFK and Ronald Reagan.” Moyers asked him how he could reconcile the two, but there … Read More

November 24, 2016 |

First Thanksgiving Was a Lesson on Socialism

Eight years ago, almost immediately after the election of Barack Obama, I was a guest on a main stream media financial network. My job was to debate Jared Bernstein, a left-wing polemicist who worked for a union-funded think tank.

I … Read More

November 22, 2016 |

Appreciation: How Gratitude Leads to Growth

I have a friend who was always trying to talk me into being part of his next business idea. Media, finance, health care—it didn’t matter which sector, he’d always say the same thing, “Jerry, it’s gonna be bigger than … Read More

November 21, 2016 |

Election Analysis: Invest Based on Actions, Not Rhetoric

The election of Donald Trump was a momentous political event and it is no surprise that half of the country is elated and half in shock. Our job is not to tell people who to vote for (or who … Read More

November 8, 2016 |

Affluent Christian Investor Team to Offer Live TV Election Night Coverage

Affluent Christian Investor contributing editor, Jerry Bowyer, along with co-founder Christopher Bowyer, will be analyzing breaking election night news on Cornerstone Television Network. If you are … Read More

November 1, 2016 |

First CIA Man To Predict America Would Beat USSR Says We’re In A Different Country Now

Herb Meyer is a long-term optimist and a short-term pessimist. In fact, he’s a long-term optimist because he’s a short-term pessimist. Meyer’s book entitled Why is the World So Dangerous is an outworking of the original memo he wrote for Bill … Read More

October 25, 2016 |

Blood Moons Came and Went, and Still No Collapse: What Will They Say Next?

Is it all going to stop now? The blood moons are over. The alleged Shemitah is a year gone, and now the highly dubious Jubilee year just ended. And none of the financial asteroids arrived. And between the tetrad … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Media Loves Bush’s Gracious 1993 Letter to Clinton Now, Why Not in 2000 Recount?

It’s a very nice note, and I’m glad it’s circulating now. I hope, but doubt, that Trump will follow Bush I’s example.

Read More

October 21, 2016 |

If Very Late Term Abortions Don’t Happen, Hillary, Then Why Fight to Keep Them Legal?

Last night Trump described late term abortions. Hillary shot back saying that’s not how this procedure is actually done. Okay, if the procedure is not done that way, that late, etc. … Read More

October 19, 2016 |

NPR, Evolution Destroys Reason

The co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection, Alfred Russell Wallace, spotted this fact and its implication at the very beginning: If evolution selects for survival and not ability to discern truth, then the theory that humans are the result … Read More

October 4, 2016 |

Bernie Sanders’ Ignorant Comments About Trump’s Taxes

Bernie Sanders complained to the Washington Post about Trump not paying enough to pay for infrastructure.

“You’ve got the middle-class people working longer hours for low wages — they pay their taxes, they support their schools, they support their infrastructure, … Read More

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