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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2017

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor - Page 9 of 11

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 21, 2013 |

Why Presidential Manipulation Is Not The Same As Presidential Leadership

Recently Crane Durham of American Family Radio asked me to answer the President’s charge that by refusing to raise the debt ceiling Congress is failing to do its job. The following transcript addresses this charge and the ridiculous assertion … Read More

October 18, 2013 |

Debt Limit Fight, Back to First Principles

My friend Neil Cavuto of Fox News had me as a guest on his show recently to talk about the fight over the government ‘shutdown’. I decided that at times of crisis, it’s essential to go back to first principles, … Read More

October 16, 2013 |

Is There a Biblical Fed Policy?

My friend Crane Durham, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Nothing but Truth, surprised me with a question recently. “Is there a Biblical approach to Fed, that is monetary, policy?” Here’s how I answered:

Crane: “This may sound … Read More

October 14, 2013 |

The Most Important Character Trait You Need in a Fed Chairman

We now know that Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, Fed Vice Chair, to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed. A recent radio discussion I had on American Family Radio about the recent decision of the Fed not … Read More

October 11, 2013 |

The Book Of Revelation vs. Socialism

The King’s College is a lot like Hillsdale or Grove City, only it’s in Manhattan right around the corner from Wall Street. Its prior president, Dinesh D’Souza, resigned (or I should say was resigned — too bad there’s no passive/middle … Read More

October 4, 2013 |

The Loneliness of The Entrepreneur

This is the second in a series about my speech to the annual Christian Economic Forum in Jackson Hole Wyoming, a gathering of entrepreneurs, economists, philanthropists and non-profit leaders from around the globe who gather to challenge the dominance … Read More

October 2, 2013 |

Your Help Is Hurting: How Church Foreign Aid Programs Make Things Worse

Recently I interviewed Peter Greer via skype to talk about philanthropy, and why it often makes things worse. Peter is the President and CEO of Hope International, which is a microfinance organization. If you don’t know what microfinance is, … Read More

September 27, 2013 |

What I Told Them in Jackson Hole

Recently I spoke in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the annual Christian Economic Forum sponsored by Crown Financial Ministries. Crown was founded by Larry Burkett who, along with my friend, Ron Blue, launched the modern movement among evangelical Christians which focuses on … Read More

September 20, 2013 |

Australia’s Rejection of Kevin Rudd May Foretell Political Change in the U.S.

With the victory of the Tony Abbott-led conservatives in Australia, we can see that the Anglosphere is now post-progressive. The English speaking nations of the world: England, New Zealand, Canada and now Australia are governed by conservatives. America stands … Read More

September 13, 2013 |

Cavuto and Bowyer on Syria and Markets

Earlier this week, my friend Neil Cavuto had me as a guest on his show, the aptly named Cavuto on Fox Business News.  At the time the US was still considering an airstrike against Syria. I’m grateful that I … Read More

September 10, 2013 |

Syria Strike and Stability: Why Global Markets Are Right to Be Concerned

Yes, there’s lots of domestic angles, from debt ceiling to the new Fed chairman. Yes, Obama would spend political capital in striking Syria which would leave him less able to resolve the debt ceiling issue legislatively. Yes, a Syria strike … Read More

September 9, 2013 |

Australian Election Pops the Green Bubble

As the media tries its best to deny the signals which have come through the channel of the Australian election, it will increasingly emphasize the degree to which the liberals were torn apart by personality differences. But ultimately the intra-party … Read More

August 30, 2013 |

George Gilder Is Optimistic That We’re Due For A Surprising Leader

We’re not doomed. At least not according to George Gilder’s challenging and insightful Knowledge and Power.

Plenty of nations have lost their way, and this present distress is not the first time we’ve gotten off course. But according to Gilder, although … Read More

August 27, 2013 |

NASDAQ and ADD: Shutdown Reveals Just How Short-Term We Think

Recently I was a guest on American Family Radio’s nationally syndicated show hosted by my friend, Crane Durham. Topic one was Friday afternoon’s temporary interruption in data streaming and the enormous amount of attention paid to it then, and since, … Read More

August 22, 2013 |

George Gilder Explains Why Stock Markets Have Devolved into a World of Noise

I recently had the pleasure of a delightful hour-long conversation with George Gilder, the influential supply-side economist who helped launch and shape the Reagan revolution with his book Wealth and Poverty, the tech revolution with his books Microcosm, the connectivity revolution … Read More

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

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