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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2017

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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

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.

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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

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

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