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Affluent Christian Investor | April 2, 2020

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April 2, 2020 |

China Concealed COVID-19, Just Like It Did SARS

The toll taken by the COVID-19 virus is staggering, resembling that of a considerable war.

The losses have been needlessly caused. Through negligence or malfeasance, the Chinese government’s failure to issue a timely warning of the outbreak to the world … Read More

April 2, 2020 |

FDR Takes Lessons From Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson directly attacked citizens on pricing; for example, the seizure of property such as  eggs, sugar, dry salt pork, salmon, and pig’s ears, when the stores would not agree “to sell them at a ‘reasonable’ price and under … Read More

April 2, 2020 |

Solomon And The Pandemic

In my new book on reading Proverbs and growing in wisdom (Athanasius Press), I spend a whole chapter dedicated to showing that the message of Proverbs is the same as the message of Ecclesiastes.

Consider this essay by Susan Neiman, which begins with this … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Premature Ending Of Quarantine = Death Panels

I sense that part of the conservative conversation has shifted towards ‘hey we can’t shut down the economy over this’. A WSJ editorial seemed to call for restarting things after 14 days.

What does that call imply? We learn … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Panic Doesn’t Suspend Economic Laws

Considering recent panic buying, it’s worthwhile considering, again, the phenomenon of rising prices in times of scarcity. The best analogy I have seen is from Professor Antony Davies: “Trying to battle a shortage by prohibiting prices from rising is … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Factions Can’t Work Together Because We Have Different Goals

There is a substantial reason why America’s political factions cannot find sufficient areas of compromise, except for extreme emergencies such as the COVID-19 crisis, to work together for the common good. Quite bluntly, their goals are quite different.

Those in … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Debt Be Damned

The U.S. National Debt is about to surge like never before, along with the rest of the entire planet’s gigantic pile of sovereign IOUs. America started with a $23.5 trillion debt before the Wuhan virus outbreak, with annual deficits … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

A Bridge Loan Too Far Blows Up World Bond Markets

Investors had no place to hide as stock and bond markets tanked simultaneously for the first time since the 1980s, when markets offered no hedges against collapsing values. In 2008, bond prices rose sharply as stock markets crashed. Now bonds … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

The Malicious Symbol Of The Blue Eagle

The malicious symbol of the NRA (National Recovery Administration) was the Blue Eagle; as evil often does cloak itself in something seemingly good, or in this case– patriotic.

The NRA soon demanded that all of its advocates use the new … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

A Few Questions For The Many Critics Of The Gold Standard

“Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with good and services.”

– Albert Jay Nock

Though the dollar’s … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Solomon On How To Be A Hero

The way young people are exhorted to “follow their heart,” “dream big,” “reach for the stars,” and other clichés, one could easily get the idea that progress depends on people doing difficult or at least very hard things. People … Read More

March 26, 2020 |

Who To Talk To Instead Of Talking To Yourself

Do you find it curious that you mentally talk to yourself?

When you are internally dialoguing with yourself, who do you think is talking to whom inside your brain?

Decades ago I read a book by Julian Jaynes, The Origins … Read More

March 12, 2020 |

This App Exposes Left-Wing Companies

With contributions by Jerry Bowyer.

We recently sat down for an interview with Dr. David L. Black, the founder of 2ndVote. Amidst the surge of biased corporate activism, 2ndVote.com tracks how nearly 1,000 businesses perform in 7 different categories: … Read More

March 12, 2020 |

What Would Jesus Say About Inequality?

How you answer the question “What would Jesus say about inequality?” depends on how you define the “words of Jesus.” Many “scholars” limit them to no more than “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Others include only the quotations in the … Read More

March 12, 2020 |

Who Is Stopping Needed Road And Bridge Repairs?

One of the few areas of bipartisan agreement is the need to update America’s infrastructure.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) notes that the condition of the nation’s dams, drinking water equipment, waste systems, levees, transportation, bridges, waterways, ports, rail, … Read More

March 12, 2020 |

Tariff-Free Trade Should Be A Bi-Partisan Consensus

During this election year, presidential candidates are clamoring for air-time to share their policy proposals. So far, and it’s still early in the year, we’ve heard everything from “free healthcare” to “raise taxes on the wealthy.” Hardly a proposal … Read More

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