Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Affluent Investor | April 26, 2017

Scroll to top


Posts ByJohn Tamny, Author at Affluent Investor

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

Become An Insider!

Sign up for Affluent Investor's free email newsletter and receive Jerry Bowyer's Special Report, "How to Be an Affluent Investor in the Age of Obama & Ineffectual Republican Opposition."