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Affluent Christian Investor | August 20, 2017

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October 5, 2015 |

Silver Price Spikes, But What Demand

For a few frenzied minutes, while everyone was sleeping, the price of silver spiked 56 cents. Well, at least the West Coast of America was sleeping. It began at 8:30 in New York, where presumably most traders were not sleeping. … Read More

October 5, 2015 |

Jobs Report Moves Fed One Step Closer to QE IV

The September Non-Farm Payroll Report came in with a net increase of just 142k jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.1% and the labor force participation rate dropped to the October 1977 low of 62.4%. Average hourly earnings fell … Read More

October 2, 2015 |

Pope Francis, Socialism is the Golden Calf, Not Capitalism

I wrote this article a couple of years ago in response to the new Pope’s pronouncements about how the free market system is like the golden calf in the story of the Exodus, an idol of money. But a careful … 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

October 1, 2015 |

The Democrats’ Next Debate Controversy, Over Larry Lessig, Could Be A Doozy

The Republicans have finished up their first two rounds of presidential debate.

Next up, the Democrats’ first presidential debate on October 13th. The fireworks have started.

The Democrats’ debate process is proving controversial. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz … Read More

October 1, 2015 |

In Defense of Gold

There has been an unprecedented attack on gold and mining shares over the past three years emanating from financial institutions in order to support the government’s supposed success in bringing the economy back to health. And even though gold … Read More

October 1, 2015 |

To Work or Receive Welfare? That is the question…

I came across a fascinating article called When Work is Punished: The Tragedy of America’s Welfare State.  Essentially, here is what I learned.

“Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pointed out that ‘the single mom (on … Read More

September 30, 2015 |

The Most Important Politician of the 20th Century Who Wasn’t a President

It may have taken six and a half years after his passing, but there is finally a book decidedly about Jack Kemp. Released in bookstores and online yesterday, Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America by Mort Kondracke and Fred Barnes, … Read More

September 30, 2015 |

How One State Tries To Keep Civil Asset Forfeiture Victims From Fighting Back

According to the Institute for Justice’s grading of the states on how bad they are when it comes to civil asset forfeiture, Arizona is among the worst, getting a grade of D. (Only five states are worse, with D-minus grades.)

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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 30, 2015 |

Will C-3PO Take Your Job?

The film has yet to be released. In fact, it won’t arrive in theaters until December. But the merchandising is everywhere for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

It seems like Disney has managed to rekindle the same intergalactic … Read More

September 29, 2015 |

What I Wrote About Pope Francis When He Was Elected

When Pope Francis was first elected, there was a lot of initial speculation about what his political/economic/cultural views would be. I wrote the following article at the time and I think it has held up fairly well, except the Pope … Read More

September 29, 2015 |

Immigration as Economic Warfare

There is a clear crisis in the Middle East. Depending on who you speak with, this crisis is either Bush’s fault for the “ill-advised Iraq War,” or Obama’s fault for leaving a power vacuum in the region with the withdrawal … Read More

September 29, 2015 |

Prediction: Gold and Ratio Up, Stocks Down

The price of gold moved up moderately, and the price of silver moved down a few cents last week. However, there were some interesting fireworks in the middle of last week. Last Tuesday, the prices dropped and last Thursday, … Read More

September 29, 2015 |

Quality Questions

This week we continue our purpose profiles as we look at the life of Nehemiah. There are some exciting and helpful purpose lessons ahead in the next few weeks as we study this man’s life.  (You may wish to read … 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 29, 2015 |

Surprise! Health Insurance Mega-Mergers Are Actually Signs of Improvement in Broken U.S. Health Care System

Over the past 60 years in the United States, health insurance gradually stopped being about insurance and health care gradually stopped being about health.

But recent changes are begging to reverse those damaging trends—especially the rising prevalence of private … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Jebnomics is Big Gov Buried Under a Thousand Points of Light

I interrupt the reality TV shows that are the Republican GOP Presidential Race and, on alternate days, the Barack Obama Show or Hillary’s Hilarious Magical Mystery Tour, for this public service announcement: Buried under the Jeb Bush rhetoric is … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Academic Financial Models Ignore Human Subjectivity

Discounted cash flow (DCF) is the adjustable wrench of modern financial mechanics. Essentially, the analyst forecasts the revenue and costs for several years out and applies an appropriate discount, or interest rate, to calculate what those future dollars are … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Efficient Malpractice

Take the notion of the efficient market. What does that mean? Today, hordes of people are coming out of economics and finance majors believing an absurdity. Yes, I said absurdity. They think that, if the market is efficient, it’s impossible … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Prepare for QE Calls… Again

Markit came out with manufacturing numbers last week that sounded loud warnings to Wall Streeters that Yellen and Company may have their headquarters where their hindquarters ought to be in much the same way that Benanke and Company had.

So … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

How Many Immigrants Can Europe Accommodate?

Europe is now facing a prospect similar to what the US has been facing for decades: the march of millions upon its borders. But whereas the US got millions of immigrants fleeing Mexico for a better life, the potential … Read More

September 25, 2015 |

How to Solve the Problem of Taxation in Less Than an Hour

Promises. Promises.

The new Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is boasting that business confidence is up merely because he’s talking positive. It’s a “Don’t worry folks. I’m here now. My government will make us all wealthy.”

In order to understand … Read More

September 25, 2015 |

My View on the Markets and The High Priest of S&P Stats

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Along with the auto disaster known as VW, the interview topics included:

  1.  Drop in equities more troublesome when there’s no important news. It means that the markets are taking the Fed at their … Read More

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