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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of, 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, 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

October 6, 2017 |

The Real Adam Smith Vs. the Fake Adam Smith

Free to Choose Media, the people who brought Milton Friedman into public prominence through the PBS documentary series Free to Choose, have recently released a free version of their documentary series, The Real Adam Smith, along with free DIY screening kits. The … Read More

October 2, 2017 |

The Case For “The Case For Christ” and Other Christian-Themed Films

This pattern of bias makes it all the more impressive that The Case for Christhas a Rotten Tomatoes score of almost 55%: That means that it was good enough to overcome the cultural biases of the movie mandarin class. And the … Read More

September 26, 2017 |

Head of Reagan Library Talks About the Decline of the GOP

John Heubusch has spent much of his life in politics—campaign consulting, administrative work, speech writing—pretty much every element of the political process.  Now he oversees Ronald Reagan’s presidential library. But his latest project is a series of novels about the … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

A Half Century of Financial Extraction: How Our Political Class Exploited Our Producer Class

Here’s how it works. The U.S. government spends more than it takes in, lots more. So how do we keep interest rates low? Our central bank creates money and lends it to The U.S. Department of the Treasury. Okay, so … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

New Novel About Politics and the Fall of Ancient Jerusalem

Ben Witherington III’s new novel unfolds entirely within one week, the week in which ancient Jerusalem fell to Roman forces in 70 AD. It follows an elderly female refugee as she escapes the occupying forces and works her way towards … Read More

September 14, 2017 |

Scholarly Novel About Ancient Corinth Shows How Christians Can Live in a Hostile Pagan Society

Ben Witherington III is a serious scholar. He’s probably best known in academic circles for his development of a new Biblical interpretive approach known as socio-rhetorical commentary. The idea is that, although the Bible’s style feels odd to modern readers … Read More

September 13, 2017 |

Response to Those Who Wonder Whether Hurricane is Judgment of God

Michael Brown, on the right, and the Daily Kos on the fringe left have been thinking out loud about the idea that the disaster in Texas is the judgement of God. Thankfully Brown pulls back from that conclusion:

Hurricanes, Solar … Read More

September 12, 2017 |

South Korea on Sale, Despite a Hostile North Korea

North Korea has tested its most powerful nuclear weapon yet, believed to have 10 times the strength of the regime’s previous nuclear weapons. The North Koreans claim, and US intelligence agencies seem to agree, that the weapon is their first … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

Untold Story of Unburnt Bible at 9/11 Crash Site is a Message From God

I was broadcasting live on the radio on the morning of September 11, 2001. We knew about the two planes which had been rammed into the Twin Towers and the one which had been used as a missile against … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

North vs. South Korea, Opposite Responses to the Gospel

Pyongyang was once known as the “Jerusalem of the East”, because it was the center of evangelization of the Asian world. My impression is that Korea illustrates the principle that when the gospel comes to a people they are inevitably … Read More

September 7, 2017 |

The Theology of Financial Accounting

The first treatise on double-entry bookkeeping came from the mind and pen of Luca Pacioli.  If you’ve ever wondered why there is a system of accounting software named after a Renaissance era mathematician, now you know.  But he wasn’t … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

Harvey Can Be a Judgment Without Being a Punishment

Some thoughts about Harvey and the economy. Natural disasters don’t have to be economic disasters. When societies are unhealthy and brittle they often are shattered by hurricanes, tsunami, earthquakes. These disasters often trigger regime change or attempts at regime change. … Read More

September 5, 2017 |

Paganism vs. Labor

The ‘greatest’ of the ancient pagan thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle and Cicero had contempt for manual labor. They thought it distorted the body and the mind. Aristotle said that there were three kinds of knowledge: Theory, Action (by … Read More

August 28, 2017 |

Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice

Jesus’ terrible financial advice is that you cannot serve two masters. If you serve money, then you cannot possibly be serving God. God and Mammon are incompatible poles around which to orient a life; therefore, a life serving money puts … Read More

August 24, 2017 |

Thrivent CEO Brad Hewitt Asks, “Do You Have a Dysfunctional Relationship With Money?”

I know that’s an odd question to ask. It’s odd because it implies that the relationship you have with money is something like a relationship with another human being. People might talk about money as though it’s a thing, … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

Alt-Right and Control-Left: Time for Control-Alt-Delete

Lee didn’t want confederate monuments built, and didn’t want the flag flown. He had the sense to know that the confederate cause was lost, and the only way forward was…forward. Enough with the confederate nostalgia. They weren’t good old … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Your Financial Statement ‘Lie’ Detector

The new book, The Rule of 72, by forensic accounting expert, John Vecchio, offers a good refresher on the basic principles of successful investing in the first half, but the second half contains insights which even the pros are not … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

World’s Top New Testament Scholar – Christians Need to Read the Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, The Day the Revolution Began. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights … Read More

July 12, 2017 |

Impeachment Talk is Costing Investors Money

Trump impeachment talk is costing investors money: Bowyer

There has been a steady drumbeat of calls for an investigation that the still-never-Trumpers claim could lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic Party have yielded the drum sticks … Read More

July 11, 2017 |

Ultra-High Performance Training

Phil Campbell, the author of Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol, is an exercise physiologist who specializes in speed training. Three decades ago he started experimenting with his own personal training regimen on a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program in order to … Read More

July 7, 2017 |

Restoring Trust Through Trusts: Hobby Lobby CEO is a Steward, Not an Owner

Hobby Lobby founder David Green’s new book is both memoir and message. The message is that God owns everything, including David Green’s multi-billion dollar business. He applied that principle first in the form of personal generosity, eschewing the CEO … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

1776 2.0: The Front Lines of the New Revolt

Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the limits placed on the central power in the new world are different from the limits placed on national power in the old world. In the New World, the national government has jurisdiction … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

Another 1776: Would An Armed Revolt Work Today?

Yesterday I attempted to ignite a debate (not a revolt) about the State of America now compared to 241 years ago, when we abolished the authority of the British government over our affairs.

If we take a WWJD approach (What Would … Read More

July 4, 2017 |

The July 4th Question: 241 Years After the First Revolution, Is it Time For a Second?

Let’s start with a shocking, but true premise: If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government. That statement feels wrong to me. … Read More

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