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Affluent Christian Investor | October 22, 2017

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AboutJohn Tamny, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

John Tamny

John Tamny

John Tamny is a Forbes contributor, Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading. He’s the author of "Who Needs the Fed?" (Encounter 2016), along with "Popular Economics" (Regnery, 2015).

Posts By John Tamny

September 20, 2017 |

When They Promise to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs, They’re Promising Stagnation

The British fought three wars in Afghanistan over an 80-year period.  They finally left this “graveyard for empires” in 1919, only to eventually be replaced by the Soviet Union in the late 70s, and the U.S. in the aftermath … Read More

September 13, 2017 |

When it Comes to Reduced Taxation, the Numbers Always Add Up

Apple is the world’s most valuable company today, but in 1997 it nearly went bankrupt. Thanks to a $150 million dollar investment care of Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs was able to acquire the resources necessary to nurse … Read More

September 5, 2017 |

The Genius of Nothing: The Unsung Economic Lesson of Donald Trump’s Presidency

“It’s always a surprise, for good or bad, that moves markets.”

– Ken Fisher

Modern stock-market commentary is always amusing.  Maybe it’s the desire among writers to secure clicks in the age of the internet, but so much of the … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Why Gary Cohn is the Wrong Choice for Federal Reserve Chairman

While the very healthy growth of finance well beyond the traditional banking and investment banking sectors has changed perceptions somewhat, being named a partner at Goldman Sachs remains one of the most prestigious accomplishments on all of Wall Street.  It’s … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

The Rivers, Lakes and Streams Fallacy Behind the Fight Against Deregulation

Much of the security of person and property in modern nations is the effect of manners and opinion rather than of law.

– John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy, p. 133

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines tragically lost two airplanes … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

Fear Not America, The Chinese Aren’t Exporting To Us Out Of Charity

Regularly forgotten amid all the false compassion for the individuals supposedly “left behind” by free trade is why individuals work in the first place.  They work in order to import, whether from across the street, or from the other side … Read More

June 13, 2017 |

The Democrats’ New Economic Agenda Will Solidify Their Minority Status

In a column from December of 2015, the Wall Street Journal’s Mary O’Grady unveiled a rather inconvenient fact that poverty warriors on the American left and right would perhaps prefer remain hidden: from 1980 to 2000, when the U.S. economy … Read More

June 9, 2017 |

Danielle DiMartino Booth and Ron Paul Both Miss the Federal Reserve’s Rising Irrelevance

Damn Ron Paul.  The congressman’s 2009 book End the Fed called the bank corrupt and unconstitutional and urged its abolition.  Though Paul made some good points, America is not a banana republic.  It needs a strong and independent central bank.

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June 8, 2017 |

Be Compassionate, But Never, Ever, Pity the ‘Forgotten’ Rural Americans

“They came for the money.” Those are the words of S.L Price in his highly important 2016 book about Aliquippa (PA), Playing Through the Whistle.  Though Price wrote a history of a town and a region, he was in … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Be Compassionate, But Never, Ever, Pity The American Male

Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if it’s available, is almost literally backbreaking.  So bleak is economic life in this country ranked 186th out of 187 in terms of human development that even college grads can be … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

Why High Income Euro Expats are Choosing Dubai, Not U.S.

As the economy in Spain sputters along at a fraction of its potential, some of the enlightened in its political class have taken to explaining the light growth as an effect of the country’s “wasted generation.” It seems youngish individuals … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Republicans Must Stop Talking About Revenues And ‘Budget Deficits’

As anyone could have predicted after President Trump released his tax proposal last week, the response from the left was a familiar one about “tax cuts we can’t afford” and “Mountains of Debt” that will supposedly result from reduced penalties … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

F/X’s ‘The Americans’ Flunks Basic Economics

Napoleon “did not realize until it was too late that the only closed political economy is the world economy. Britain could not be starved into submission by blockade unless she were totally cut off from the world. As long as … Read More

March 31, 2017 |

If Conservatives Can’t Compete with ‘Santa,’ Then They Should Quit

In a recent column Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro lamented a central conflict that he contends defines democratic politics: “the conflict between truth and desire.”  Shapiro’s view is that “conservatives aren’t wrong when they say they can’t compete with Santa … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Supply Side Heavyweight Joins Trump Administration

With Janet Yellen expected to depart after her first term, interviewers frequently ask me whom I would choose as her replacement as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  My answer is always the same: David Malpass.

While the Federal Reserve presently … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

There Are No ‘Ifs’ About It, Currency Devaluation Doesn’t Confer An Export Advantage

In his 1996 book The Rules of the Game, the late Stanford economist Ronald McKinnon observed that since the advent of floating currencies in 1971, global trade disputes had become quite a bit more frequent.  Logically.

Money isn’t wealth … Read More

February 15, 2017 |

Sorry Envious Left, ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics Is Real, And It’s Everywhere

The late, great Cuban immigrant Roberto Goizueta was named CEO of the Coca-Cola Company in August of 1980, and ran it until his untimely death from cancer in October of 1997.  During that time, and according to a 1997 essay … Read More

January 31, 2017 |

Based On A Myth, Republicans Risk Leading Off With A Big Tax Increase

At risk of being repetitive, it’s worth stressing yet again that as taxpaying entities corporations are a fiction. Owned by shareholders, it’s ultimately those same shareholders who pay all corporate taxes. In that case, and in a normal, perhaps idealistic … Read More

January 18, 2017 |

Republican Tax Strategists Desperately Try To Put The Democrats Back In Control

With their Party having won control of all three branches of the federal government in the recent election, Republican tax experts are seemingly desperate to help the GOP give back its gains.  Evidence supporting this claim is the growing support … Read More

December 22, 2016 |

The Left Finally Admits ‘The Hunger Games’ Is About D.C.

It wasn’t too long ago that the novel The Hunger Games was all the rage, along with its bestselling sequels, films based on the novels, etc. As one might expect, left and right showed up on television and in op-ed … Read More

December 14, 2016 |

To ‘Save’ 800 Jobs, Donald Trump Destroys Exponentially More

President-elect Donald Trump’s allegedly heroic efforts to “persuade” Carrier Corp. to maintain manufacturing operations in Indiana have succeeded, for now. Notable here is that if President Obama or President-elect Hillary Clinton had done as Trump did, Republicans and conservatives would … Read More

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