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Affluent Christian Investor | June 19, 2019

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June 14, 2019 |

Illegal Immigration Fight Is About Election Fraud – Not Racism

The 2020 presidential elections are rapidly approaching, and the threat of compromising the integrity of the system due to illegal alien voting is again a grave concern. Discussions of illegal immigration issues, however, are rapidly met with false charges of … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

New York’s Disastrous Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

The New York Assembly and Senate held a joint hearing on May 28th to hear testimony regarding the New York Health Act (NYHA), with a good variety of views represented, but the underlying premise was that something is broken with New … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: An Introduction To Wealth

This article provides a biblically rooted view of wealth creation and investing.  It originates from a document written for Ronald Blue & Co. (now Ronald Blue Trust) in helping create their Principles-Based Investing philosophy.  The original document’s primary contributors … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

How Christian Individualism Rebuilt The World Economy After WWII

In the past three articles, I referred to Training Within Industry, TWI – see here, here, and here. During the WWII era, the TWI program released a training manual on economics called the JET (Job Economics Training) manual.

TWI’s JET training adheres to the … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

How I Nailed The May Payroll Bust

The Labor Department reported this morning that the US economy added just 75,000 nonfarm jobs in May, below the lowest estimate in the Bloomberg consensus survey, which called for an increase of 175,000.

That is, not a single Wall Street … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

When The Fed Creates Money, Who Gets It?

The stock market rocketed recently on news that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates. People speculated that it may do so because of tanking economies in the rest of the world, President Trump’s trade wars, the slowing US economy, … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

Tucker Joins Bernie And AOC In Attacking Free Market System Again

Tucker Carlson recently joined socialists Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders in exhuming the medieval zombie of usury and directed it to attack credit card companies. However, their definition of usury, interest rates greater than 15%, advertises their ignorance of … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

The Managers Who Rebuilt After WWII Understood Why Government Is A Growth Drag

The Training Within Industries (TWI) program (see Roots of Lean: TWI) developed and deployed during WWII developed and released a training manual on economics to train our workforce in the factories during its tenure on what constituted good economics.   It … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

We’re Called Not To Reflect, But To Refract Him In The Marketplace

At our weekly Men In Adventure meeting, visiting Pastor Rob Cupp’s theme for the week came from 1 Peter 3:8-4:19, “I am Called SO I am different!” Compared with secular businesses, we’re to be productive, but not perfect, and visibly … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

Conservative Arguments Against Huawei Contradict What Conservatives Used To Believe

“Fail often to succeed faster” is accepted wisdom in Silicon Valley. Failure is the path to success simply because it produces the information that makes success possible. At Valley movie eminence Pixar, they rush to their problems. Basically they frontload … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

Another Billionaire Bites The Invisible Hand That Feeds Him

Hayek wrote in Intellectuals and Socialismthat, “The main task of those who believe in the basic principles of the capitalist system must frequently be to defend this system against the capitalists–indeed the great liberal economists, from Adam Smith to the present, … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

Joe Biden And Even Many Top GOP Officials Have Major Ties To Chinese Money

President Trump’s trade negotiations with China have revealed a great deal about American politics and the current psyche of far too many.

From a purely logical perspective, the move to rein in China’s rapacious practices of intellectual property theft, espionage, … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

What Does Jesus Teach About Investing?

Jesus talks about investment in his parables.

The first thing Jesus says about investing is something which He doesn’t explicitly say, but implies: that is, that investment is permitted, and even good. This is implied by the fact that Jesus … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

AOC’s Green New Deal Worked, It Shifted The Overton Window

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earned a lot of ridicule for her Green New Deal, and rightly so. It was a childish, ideological rant rather than a serious policy proposal. It was obvious from the start that the intent never was to get … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

John The Baptist’s Warning To Greedy Government

Tax day, April 15, has come and gone, but the aftereffects and sting of taxation still linger in everyone’s mind, even with the Trump tax cuts. Few Americans like paying taxes to their Government when it commits fraud, waste, and … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

The Theology Of The Liberty Bell

Dr. Alice Baldwin reported in 1928 that Scripture’s direct tie to the American founding and its incorporating compacts eluded historians.  She revealed, “The significance of the belief in the binding character of law upon God and man seems to have … Read More

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