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Affluent Christian Investor | August 23, 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

August 21, 2013 |

George Gilder Has A Very Big, Economy Boosting Idea

George Gilder made a name for himself with his instant classic Wealth and Poverty. Published in 1981, it appeared at precisely the right moment, explaining the principles of supply side economics, while revealing that the left didn’t have a monopoly on … Read More

August 19, 2013 |

Your Help Is Hurting, Part II: The Unintended Consequences Of Giving Dictators Foreign Aid

This is a continuation of my interview with Micro-Lender, Peter Greer of Hope International. In addition to the many problems created unintentionally by the gigantic private foreign philanthropy industry, Peter goes on to describe the ways in which government … Read More

August 13, 2013 |

Youth In Revolt: The Demographics Behind Middle Eastern Uprisings

Much has been written about the various uprisings which have been gaining strength and momentum since 2008. Usually it takes the tack of focusing on the abuses of the particular regime in question, because the press tends to see things … Read More

July 10, 2013 |

As Its Ratings Slide, The Confessions Of A Recovering CNBC Pundit

The latest Nielsen ratings show that business network CNBC is in a ratings free fall. By some measures the cable channel is experiencing its lowest numbers since 1994. Particularly hard hit are Jim Cramer’s Mad Money and Larry Kudlow’s show, The Kudlow Report. Kudlow’s … Read More

July 4, 2013 |

Is Gay Marriage Good For Business? The Answer’s Not As Simple As You May Think

Sometimes you just know that you are being subjected to a hard sell. Someone pushes a product at you and they just start rattling off alleged benefits, hoping that one will hit the right button and trigger your impulse to … Read More

July 4, 2013 |

On July 4th, Americans Still Revolt Billions of Times a Day

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 3, 2013 |

Denial (of Freedom) Is Just a River in Egypt

Two years ago the Arab Spring sprung in Egypt. Quasi-western young people tweeted and ed themselves into a revolution. Crowds gathered in Tahrir Square wearing tee-shirts with logos of hip Western companies like Google printed on them and carrying English … Read More

June 26, 2013 |

As The Arab Spring Fades And The Turkish Model Collapses, Can Islam Foster Prosperity?

There’s nothing wrong with hope, but it should always be balanced with a little truth. But the optimism which has been hanging over so much of the discussion about the middle east and central Asia, has been a bit long … Read More

June 20, 2013 |

With Demographics, What’s Too Young, Too Old, And Just Right For Growth?

A very important set of factors for growth and stability involves the age of the population. Three metrics stand out:

First is the median age of the population.

Second is the ratio of the number of underage people to those … Read More

June 14, 2013 |

Let’s Talk About Sex: Why More Babies Means More Economic Growth

Maybe the problem is that the topic has something to do with sex. Fertility is always about sex, although sex is not always about fertility. Maybe that’s what makes everyone so tense when demographics is raised as a possible factor … Read More

June 6, 2013 |

‘Greedy Speculators’ Don’t Cause Inflation, But Greedy Princes Do

It is a basic fact of economics that price inflation is caused by excess monetary expansion. It is a fact in the same sense that the idea that the earth revolves around the sun is a fact, in that it … Read More

June 3, 2013 |

Is Religion An Essential Driver Of Economic Growth?

Peter Berger is perhaps the world’s most prominent living sociologist. He has written two dozen books including seminal texts in the development of the sociology of religion, the sociology of knowledge, and the sociology of modern development. He may be … Read More

May 24, 2013 |

Is Pope Francis Right About the Golden Calf?

When Cardinal Bergoglio was first chosen as Pope, my immediate reaction was that, although he would probably not tamper with the Church’s views on sexual issues, he would likely move it to the left in terms of economic rhetoric. I … Read More

May 20, 2013 |

Prosperity: The Three Questions That Really Matter

Tune in to financial TV, read financial news, listen to financial radio and most of what you watch, read and hear is noise. Cable TV increased the number of channels from several to hundreds, and new media increased it from … Read More

May 14, 2013 |

Perhaps Niall Ferguson Had A Point About Keynes

If you pay attention to economic debates you know by now that a celebrity historian named Niall Ferguson made some off-hand comments at a financial conference in which he linked John Maynard Keynes’ homosexuality to some flaws in his economics. … Read More

April 29, 2013 |

The Economy Has Nothing To Do With The Stock Markets, Right?

One of the first financial guys I ever met told me confidently “the economy and the markets have nothing to do with one another.” Recently I was interviewing potential new writers for a financial newsletter which I’ve been asked to … Read More

April 22, 2013 |

Does GDP Growth Predict The Direction Of Stocks?

Previously on I wrote an article critical of a newsletter from John Mauldin in which he questions the link between growth and stock performance (link here). The article uses work by a prominent money manager named Jeremy Grantham. It appeared that Mauldin was … Read More

April 8, 2013 |

The Stock Markets Are Forecasting Economic Stagnation, Not Recovery

A number of commentators, some of them friends, have been declaring that current stock market valuations prove that the economy is in full recovery. They think that the market reflects high levels of optimism about the future and that this … Read More

March 27, 2013 |

An America In Decline Literally Becomes The ‘New’ Great Britain

I’ve argued this point before and often investors intuitively get the point better than money managers. For example, the other day I was talking to my cardiologist, and after the examination we were chatting in the hallway and he asked me … Read More

March 14, 2013 |

Is Jorge Bergoglio, The New Pope Francis, A Capitalist?

I remember when Cardinal Ratzinger was announced as Pope. It happened while I was on live TV, on CNBC with Larry Kudlow. They cut away from me and the other pundits to a live correspondent, who announced that the former … Read More

March 7, 2013 |

John Mauldin’s Muddled Stock Return Model

John Mauldin has become a financial celebrity. His blast email empire has grown to roughly 1.5 million recipients. He has used the latter to launch fee-based (between $150 and $200 per year) subscription newsletters, conferences around the country, plus he writes … Read More

March 4, 2013 |

When Investing, Pay Close Attention To Country Over Company

The stale old stock pickers’ debate about whether to bet on the right jockey or the right horse might leave out the most important long-term factor for building a diversified portfolio…you just might do better betting on the right track.

Read More

February 15, 2013 |

Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

The first thing to do is to admit that I’m a Downton Abbey fan. In fact, I’ve watched every episode twice. But in my defense, I counterbalance my Downton viewings with at least one hour spent with my chainsaw for every hour tuned into Masterpiece Classic.

One … Read More

January 30, 2013 |

Jerry Bowyer on Cavuto on Business, December, 2006

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 … Read More

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