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Affluent Christian Investor | October 22, 2017

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AboutRod D. Martin, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Rod D. Martin

Rod D. Martin

Rod D. Martin, founder and CEO of The Martin Organization, is a technology entrepreneur, futurist, hedge fund manager, and professor. Fox Business News calls him a “tech guru”, Britain’s Guardian labeled him a “philosopher-capitalist”, and Gawker describes him as a “brilliant nonconformist.” He was a senior member of PayPal's pre-IPO startup team and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy.

Posts By Rod D. Martin

October 13, 2017 |

What We Owe Capitalism, in One Graph

Many today have an inadequate appreciation of what Capitalism has done for humanity.

Perhaps this graph will help.

This graph charts two very different things. First, it shows the number of people living in extreme poverty. As you can … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

The Idyllic Culture Columbus Ended

This week, the Snowflake Brigade won one in anti-American L.A. when the Los Angeles City Council officially renamed Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day”.

There’s nothing wrong, of course, with celebrating everyone’s cultural heritage: this is America, and we do a lot … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Is Capitalism Christian?

Modern society constantly demeans capitalism, and this is no different within the church. Indeed, Pope Francis’ continued attacks on Capitalism raise important questions all Christians should consider.

But while unbridled human activity of any sort is fraught with sin … Read More

September 8, 2017 |

Should the President Bargain on DACA?

Should the President bargain on DACA?

Short answer from this red-meat conservative: probably.

Let’s start with the obvious: DACA is horribly illegal and unconstitutional, an example of Barack Obama’s rule by “pen and phone”, which is to say by fiat. … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

There are Many Good Things About the South, This Wickedness is Not Among Them

I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of Saturday’s “rally”. Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

Donald Trump’s Record on Judges is Historic

If you believe the Enemedia, or think that the whole world is Obamacare, you probably think that Donald Trump is getting nothing done. That is 180 degrees from the truth. And that’s the case across a wide range of … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Why the Dow Hit 22,000 This Week

The stock market hit 22,000 this week, up 20% since Donald Trump’s election — a market leading leftist economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said would “never recover” if Trump won. Why? The strongest earnings, lowest unemployment (read: … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

Was the American Revolution Sinful?

There is a recurring, albeit ill-informed, question in Christian circles regarding Romans 13 (which counsels dutiful subordination to legally established authorities) and the American Revolution:  were the Founding Fathers in sin when they rebelled against King George?  Most recently, my … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Military Readiness vs. Transgender Politics

Conservative leaders strongly support the principle of peace through strength and therefore the need for immediate action to return the priority of the Department of Defense to restoring America’s military readiness and ending costly and distracting social engineering.

President Trump … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

Should Southern Baptists Abolish Their Political Mouthpiece?

Southern Baptists are upset at one another again, this time due to radically differing views of the decisions of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore.

Moore came into office as an almost universally popular choice. Things have … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

How Much Bible Reading Does it Take To Change Behavior? The Stats Say…

A major study has found that reading the Bible four days or more per week greatly affects the behavior of the reader. But the bad news for Sunday Christians is, reading the Bible three days a week … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

From Deists to Computer Simulationists: Elon Musk Sparks a New-Old Debate

Elon Musk has been much in the news of late. From reusable rockets that promise to reduce the cost of space travel more than 200-fold and settle a million people on Mars, to his revolutionary electric car company that already … Read More

March 27, 2017 |

The Bible Speaks to Trump’s Immigration Policies, and Not in the Way Many Christian Leaders Claim


As Donald Trump – keeping his most central campaign promise – has forced immigration and refugee resettlement to the center of debate, Christians have had a lot to say. Most support the President’s plans, particularly his temporary order … Read More

February 9, 2017 |

Rethinking Immigration

I have always been pro-immigration — very pro-immigration — while of course being very much opposed to the illegal variety. But even before Paris and the ensuing refugee debate, I have been thinking, gradually, for some time now, that we in … Read More

December 27, 2016 |

Why Charlie Brown is Wrong About Christmas

In the perfectly delightful A Charlie Brown Christmas, perhaps the most Christian 25 minutes of television ever (and not only because of Linus’s wonderful presentation of Luke chapter 2), everyone’s favorite Round Headed Kid unendingly decries the “commercialism” of Christmas.

And … Read More

December 7, 2016 |

Fight For $15 Produces a Wave of Job-Replacing Kiosks

Just as I’ve warned you — over and over — the agitators trying to raise the minimum wage to a ludicrous $15 an hour have torched the very people they claim to represent.

Those people got greedy. And their greed … Read More

November 29, 2016 |

Are “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” Christian?

In its most famous passage, America’s founding document asserts that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, … Read More

November 16, 2016 |

Results, Riots, Rigging, and More

On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, along with Senate and House majorities, and absolute blowout numbers at the state level all across America. He defeated the most corrupt candidate in American history, … Read More

October 31, 2016 |

The Religious Liberty Election

A few weeks ago, in an article entitled “Banning Preaching”, I told you about the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission, which in July decided that no pastor may preach any sermon, in any service “open to the public”, which might … Read More

October 25, 2016 |

Six Centuries From Agincourt

Today in 1415 on this, St. Crispin’s Day, King Henry V triumphed at Agincourt. The battle is one of the defining moments in the history of the English-speaking peoples. It is a victory like unto Marathon or Arbela; or … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

How to Have (Almost) Fool-Proof Ballot Security

Donald Trump just made voter fraud a bigger issue than any time since Al Gore threw the country into turmoil over the 2000 election.

Trump said he’d “wait and see” whether he accepted the outcome without a challenge. Instantly, the Democrat-NeverTrump Axis … Read More

October 11, 2016 |

Trump’s Death & Resurrection


Friday, Donald Trump imploded in scandal and was widely pronounced dead. Sunday night, a smug Hillary Clinton was nuked by that same dead man.

It was, in Pastor Jim Garlow’s words, as though Trump was buried on Friday, and … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

6 Things the Media Isn’t Saying About the Debate

1. Last night proved what I thought: both Trump AND Hillary are bad debaters. But there’s a difference.

Donald Trump is new at this. He’s not a politician, he’s not a wonk, and he’s not a lawyer. The past month … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Cruz Endorsed Trump!

So he finally did it. Over the weekend, Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for President.

In a public post, the Texas Senator and conservative lion wrote:

“In Cleveland, I urged voters, ‘please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and … Read More

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