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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Investor - Page 2 of 9

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 3, 2016 |

Trump, Taxes, and NYT’s Hypocrisy

The New York Times ran an article this past weekend implying that Donald Trump has paid no taxes for the past two decades, because of a large loss in 1995. The problem is that in 2014, the Times also paid no … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Here’s the Worst Thing About Last Night’s Debate

Unless you’re a hardcore Trumpie, you probably thought that Clinton won the debate. Sure, Trump did a little better in the earlier trade discussion, but Clinton did much better later on and has had far more favorable coverage today. … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Senator Warren’s CEO Rant Omission, Biggest Beneficiary Was Abortion Mega-Donor

Click here to watch my recent interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business News. One thing I didn’t get a chance to say: When Elizabeth rightly lambasted the CEO of Wells Fargo for benefiting as a major shareholder from the … Read More

August 22, 2016 |

Does God Belong In The Boardroom? 1,800 CEOs Say Yes

I recently interviewed Buck Jacobs, who is the author of I, Radical: God’s Radical Business Through an Ordinary Man, and the Founder of the C12 Group which is America’s largest Christian CEO forum. You can listen to the complete … Read More

August 1, 2016 |

Last Train Out: Eric Metaxas Says This Is It

There is a point of no return. It’s not alarmist to say so: it’s complacent to deny it. Nations fall. Great nations fall. Small ones fall, too. Read ancient literature, the Bible, Gilgamesh, Herodotus… They’re all filled with the names … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

Cruz Speech Was a Leadership Failure – For Everyone

Thoughts on the Cruz thing. I seem to be the only man in America who is not on either of the poles (Cruz was Mel Gibson in Braveheart vs. Cruz was Robert the Bruce in Braveheart:

1. Jesus was right … Read More

July 11, 2016 |

Police vs. Black People: Satan Loves That Narrative

Seems like we have a country divided between people who reflexively side with cops and people who reflexively side with black suspects who are shot. It’s pure group-think. That’s not good. Solomon says, “He who answers before he hears a … Read More

July 8, 2016 |

On Dallas and Domestic Terrorism

Police have been murdered by snipers while guarding a peaceful, predominantly African-American protest.

Let’s be honest about what this is: Terrorism. It’s not Al-Qaeda and it’s not ISIS. It’s homegrown. And it’s our failure. But should we be surprised? … Read More

July 7, 2016 |

From the Editor – Best Year Ever to Help People Fall Out of Love With the State

It is not my political mission to elect Republicans. Nor is it to defeat Democrats. My political mission is to help people fall out of love with the State. My political mission comes from David, “Put no confidence in princes.” … Read More

July 6, 2016 |

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, 2016 |

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 240 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, 2016 |

The July 4th Question: 240 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

June 24, 2016 |

From the Editor – Cracks in the Tower of Babel

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Yes, those are cracks we are seeing in the Tower of Babel. European intellectual and political elites dragged their populations into a gigantic social experiment. Exploiting un-expiated German war guilt … Read More

June 2, 2016 |

Can Bitcoin Uber The Fed? Gilder Says Gold Standard Is Coming Whether Central Banks Want It Or Not

George Gilder’s new book, The Scandal of Money, is the most hopeful thing I’ve read about monetary policy in a long time. Most of what is written about money is just awful — worse than nothing: anti-knowledge. A few … Read More

April 8, 2016 |

Three Ideas For Reviving America

What’s the difference between 2% growth rate and a 4% growth? At 4%, there are labor shortages; at 2% you have labor gluts. At 4%, crime rates plummet; at 2% riots are no longer rare. At 4%, immigrants come … Read More

April 4, 2016 |

Steve Forbes On The Rise Of Trump And Sanders

It takes a generalist to understand what’s happening to our country. A political analyst won’t understand the ways in which anti-growth policies have traced a direct line to our current breakdown of trust and social cohesion. Financial specialists are mystified … Read More

March 25, 2016 |

Jesus Of Nazareth, Enemy Of The State, Executed For Treason

Jesus of Nazareth was executed today on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this anarchist was so … Read More

February 12, 2016 |

Beer Vs. Eugenics: The Good And The Bad Uses Of Statistics

Like me, you’ve probably noticed that people tend to think of math as morally neutral. There’s the world of ethics, values, faith, meaning and philosophy. Then there’s the world of math and science. CP Snow called this artificial division … Read More

January 15, 2016 |

Why Most Of The Studies You Read About Are Wrong

Stephen Ziliak of Roosevelt University and Deirdre McCloskey of University of Illinois at Chicago have done the world of academic research the greatest, but least welcome, of favors. In their book, The Cult of Statistical Significance, in their own journal … Read More

January 8, 2016 |

Poverty Inc.: Finally A Film Exposes A Deeply Flawed Industry

Filmmakers love an industry exposé: Gasland; Super Size Me; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room; Inside Job; Capitalism: A Love Story. The list of “independent” filmmakers who attack a particular industry — or sometimes all industries — is a … Read More

January 4, 2016 |

What America Needs Is An Addiction To Heroines

The unjustly obscure Harvard sociologist Pitirim Sorokin wrote a vastly detailed history of world civilization at the end of which he concluded that when societies are ascending, their art and other cultural artifacts consist of ideal types: heroic, beautiful, harmonious, inspiring … Read More

January 1, 2016 |

AD vs. ADD: 2016 Years From What?

2016 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 31, 2015 |

Gold Is The Money Of The Future: Gilder’s 21st Century Case For Gold

In his fascinating recent book, The 21st Century Case For Gold, George Gilder flips the debate back against those who would denigrate the gold standard as a ‘barbarous relic’. For Gilder, fluctuating currency values are the relic, totally unfit for … Read More

December 28, 2015 |

Dickens and Demographics: Scrooge-ism Leads to Planned Parenthood, Population Hysteria, and Grinchy Global Warmists

“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

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