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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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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

January 13, 2016 |

Your English Teacher Was Wrong: Capitalize “Earth”

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since my last English class; but like most of you, I was taught that you should never capitalize the word “Earth” (or for that matter, “Moon” or “Sun”). I know for a fact that … Read More

January 12, 2016 |

The Actions of a King, Not a President

I remember very well when, in the 1980s, Congress passed the Boland Amendment, prohibiting U.S. aid to the anti-Communist rebels in Nicaragua (because Democrats never miss a chance to support Communists, but I digress). Certain people in the Administration (Oliver … Read More

January 11, 2016 |

What Does It Mean to Be a Natural Born Citizen?

The meaning of “natural born citizen,” as used in the United States Constitution, has nothing to do with the medical procedures (or lack thereof) involved in one’s birth. Rather, it has to do with whether a person was entitled to citizenship … Read More

January 7, 2016 |

North Korea’s H-Bomb: The Lesson You Haven’t Thought Of

So North Korea detonated what they call an H-Bomb. Our guys are saying it’s “just” an “enhanced” nuclear device.

I’m sure you find that a comforting distinction.

North Korea has done this on Barack Obama’s watch. And it got me … Read More

December 28, 2015 |

The Wonderful Commercialism of Christmas

Since long before I was born, people have been decrying, bemoaning, lamenting the so-called commercialism of Christmas.

Stop it. Right now.

Christmas is an absolutely singular holiday: there is nothing else like it. Independence Day is nice, but there … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

U.S. Lab: Electronic Voting Machines Shockingly Easy to Hack

I have said for years that the only secure election is one with paper ballots, photo IDs and (ideally) indelibly inked thumbs (such as we required in Iraq and Afghanistan). That last bit also requires the elimination of early voting.

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November 23, 2015 |

Refugee Questions Liberals Need to Answer

Over the past few days, there has been much online rancor regarding the degree of probability that many of the Syrian refugees might be terrorist infiltrators, sent by ISIS to carry out more attacks like the one in Paris last … Read More

November 23, 2015 |

The Tragic Dumbing-Down of “Idolatry”

Ask an American pastor what “idolatry” is, and you’re likely to get a lecture about bass boats.

And that’s a problem.

While it is true that in the broadest sense the term “idolatry” means placing anything before God – money … Read More

November 4, 2015 |

Five Keys to Innovation

So you want to be an innovator?

Innovation can mean an edge for your business, a breakthrough cure you might need someday, a significant improvement in quality of life: lots of things people need and want. The most significant … Read More

November 3, 2015 |

South Africa: UN Climate Deal a Form of Apartheid

While Western elites celebrate “saving the planet,” South Africa’s government brought a divergent point of view to the Paris climate talks: the UN climate deal is a form of apartheid.

Writes Canada’s Globe and Mail,

“A summit in … Read More

November 2, 2015 |

Most Important Political Facts of the Week

Most important political fact of the week: The Republican Establishment went on the attack against its own party.

Does this sound hyperbolic? Consider:

  1. John Kasich – whose principle achievement is expanding Medicaid, and whom many have touted as … Read More
October 28, 2015 |

Six Centuries From Agincourt

Dear Friends,

It is not just every day you get to celebrate the 600th anniversary of anything.

Agincourt was a particularly defining moment for the English-speaking peoples, in every way but not least our faith. I’ve penned a few thoughts on … Read More

October 27, 2015 |

How Much Is Enough?

It is the inevitable, even cliché, lesson we are supposed to learn at the end of countless movies, television shows, and even sermons. Some wealthy figure, shown by events to have great deficiencies in his life, is asked by a … Read More

October 26, 2015 |

Why Does America’s Oil Output Refuse to Collapse?

U.S. oil output isn’t dropping. And that is…more than a little interesting.

Given the collapse in oil prices — very recently we were told that $250 oil would be the new normal — many predicted that U.S. frackers would be … Read More

October 15, 2015 |

Some Thoughts on the Speaker’s Race

Some thoughts on the Speaker’s race:

1. The American people elected one of the largest Republican House majorities in history, and certainly the largest in almost a century, in successive elections — 2010, 2012, 2014 — entirely and only because … Read More

October 14, 2015 |

A Tale of Two Cities, in Pictures

The glory that is Hong Kong is even more breathtaking than the tragedy that is Havana.

Prior to the “Socialist Revolution,” Cuba was one of the most advanced and successful countries in Latin America. In 1960, as Castro was consolidating … Read More

October 13, 2015 |

Conservative Victory: Kevin McCarthy Quits

I just want to stress, for those conservatives who want to drop out, give up the fight, take their toys and go home, start a third party, whatever: the three members of that third party, no matter how big … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

The Crusades in Perspective

is again filled with defenders of Islamist “feelings” in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Eventually but invariably they invoke that favorite liberal trump card, the Crusades.

But I have to marvel at the tendency of these people to focus so heavily … Read More

October 9, 2015 |

The Pope is Wrong About Capitalism

The Pope’s continued attacks on Capitalism raise important questions Christians should consider. Certainly unbridled human activity of any sort is fraught with sin: it is our nature. But the Pope’s critique misses the mark, Biblically, historically and practically. Christians must … Read More

October 2, 2015 |

Should America Pay Reparations for Slavery?

The question comes up again and again: should the U.S. government pay reparations to the descendants of African American slaves? There are a variety of arguments for this, the most obvious of which is the obvious horror of slavery … Read More

September 30, 2015 |

Study: Bible Reading Dramatically Changes Behavior, But…

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

September 29, 2015 |

One of the Most Critical Keys to Success May Surprise You

One of the most essential keys to success? Study those who’ve gone before.

History gets a bad rap. Children are conditioned to hate it: they are told it’s boring, they are told it’s all memorization of facts and dates. And … Read More

September 21, 2015 |

Must You be Ruthless and Selfish to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Must you be ruthless and selfish to be a successful entrepreneur? No. It’s exactly the opposite.

An entrepreneur must be ruthless with himself — he needs to be a disciplined machine — but the rest of what he does is an exercise in … Read More

September 15, 2015 |

Most Important Political Facts of the Week

Most important political fact of the week: Hunger Games politics.

Politics, like the blockbuster movie franchise, is a zero sum game: somebody has to win, everybody else has to lose. But how you go about winning is very different when … Read More

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