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Affluent Christian Investor | November 21, 2017

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AboutGreg Scandlen, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Greg Scandlen

Greg Scandlen

Greg Scandlen has over 30 years experience in health care financing. He is an advocate of patient empowerment, consumer choice, and increased competition. As founder of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance in 1991 and Consumers for Health Care Choices in 2004, he helped get Health Savings Accounts enacted and implemented. He is now retired and living in Waynesboro, PA where he is active in his church and local politics.

Posts By Greg Scandlen

November 13, 2017 |

The Identity Politics Disintegration

When the Soviet Union broke up the many Americans who supported the regime, or were at least sympathetic to its goals, did not just disappear off the face of the earth. Instead, they burrowed into federal agencies, the arts, and … Read More

October 30, 2017 |

Mutual Aid Societies – Fraternal Organizations in the United States

The concept of fraternal aid was quickly adopted in the American colonies, starting with the Freemasons, which organized a lodge in Boston in 1733 [i] and spread to other coastal cities, according to David Beito in “From Mutual Aid to … Read More

October 25, 2017 |

Mutual Aid Societies – The Friendly Societies in Great Britain

David Green describes the higher virtues to which we should aspire in his 1993 Reinventing Civil Society: The Rediscovery of Welfare Without Politics.

“Good character, honesty, duty, self-sacrifice, honour, service, self-discipline, toleration, respect, justice, self-improvement, trust, civility, fortitude, courage, integrity, diligence, … Read More

October 19, 2017 |

Mutual Aid Societies: The Cooperative Spirit

Democratic-Capitalist societies are often characterized as lands of “rugged individualism” – each person responsible only for himself, boldly standing against the rest of the world, come what may. Such a spirit is romanticized in the image of the lonesome cowboy … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Francis Schaeffer’s Vision and His Blindspots

Revisiting Francis Schaeffer

I just finished reading Francis Schaeffer’s classic “How Should We Then Live?” It is a fascinating journey of the intellectual thinking and artistic expression of those ideas from ancient Greece and Rome to modern America and Europe. … Read More

October 21, 2015 |

Michael Novak Anticipated ObamaCare Thirty Years Ago

In his landmark 1982 book, “The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism,” Michael Novak identified why socialism was failing and capitalism was prevailing. This was before the policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had really begun to have an impact on … Read More

October 6, 2015 |

Have Conservatives Misunderstood Pope Francis’ Economics?

Last time we looked at The Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation we focused on the 210 pages that had to do with the joy of evangelism. But the American press focused instead solely on the seven pages that had to do with … Read More

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