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Affluent Christian Investor | December 13, 2017

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of AffluentInvestor.com, and Senior Fellow in Business Economics at The Center for Cultural Leadership. Jerry has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson, as Vice President of the Beechwood Company which is the family office associated with Federated Investors, and has consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He founded the influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. Jerry has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm. Jerry had been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for CNBC.com, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as many other publications. He is the author of The Bush Boom and more recently The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by HarperCollins. Jerry is the President of Bowyer Research. Jerry consulted extensively with the Bush White House on matters pertaining to the recent economic crisis. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On-Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest-hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet The Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including the Vice President, Treasury Secretary, HUD Secretary, former Secretary of Sate Condoleezza Rice, former Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, former Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes. Jerry has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent’s College, and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy. In 1997 Jerry gave the commencement address at his alma mater, Robert Morris University. He was the youngest speaker in the history of the school, and the school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history. Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest five of their seven children.

Posts By Jerry Bowyer

December 1, 2017 |

The Sexual Abuse Epidemic and the One Story That Can End It

When I switch on my TV, I can find endless debates about sexual abuse and harassment, but as far as I can tell the Biblical view is entirely absent. Christians participate in these debates, but … Read More

November 30, 2017 |

Applying Biblical Principles to Our Epidemic of Sexual Misconduct

Let’s apply the basic principles I wrote about recently to our current crisis of sexual ethics…

A society which recognizes the Adamic responsibility to protect the woman would not have waited decades to deal with abuse of women. Powerful men … Read More

November 28, 2017 |

Ingratitude – The Destroyer of Nations: Thanksgiving – Restorer of Nations

I hope this helps you to understand what’s going on in our time:

 

Civic gratitude is not only … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

A Half Century of Financial Extraction: How Our Political Class Exploited Our Producer Class

Here’s how it works. The U.S. government spends more than it takes in, lots more. So how do we keep interest rates low? Our central bank creates money and lends it to The U.S. Department of the Treasury. Okay, so … Read More

September 13, 2017 |

Response to Those Who Wonder Whether Hurricane is Judgment of God

Michael Brown, on the right, and the Daily Kos on the fringe left have been thinking out loud about the idea that the disaster in Texas is the judgement of God. Thankfully Brown pulls back from that conclusion:

Hurricanes, Solar … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

North vs. South Korea, Opposite Responses to the Gospel

Pyongyang was once known as the “Jerusalem of the East”, because it was the center of evangelization of the Asian world. My impression is that Korea illustrates the principle that when the gospel comes to a people they are inevitably … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

Harvey Can Be a Judgment Without Being a Punishment

Some thoughts about Harvey and the economy. Natural disasters don’t have to be economic disasters. When societies are unhealthy and brittle they often are shattered by hurricanes, tsunami, earthquakes. These disasters often trigger regime change or attempts at regime change. … Read More

September 5, 2017 |

Paganism vs. Labor

The ‘greatest’ of the ancient pagan thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle and Cicero had contempt for manual labor. They thought it distorted the body and the mind. Aristotle said that there were three kinds of knowledge: Theory, Action (by … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

Alt-Right and Control-Left: Time for Control-Alt-Delete

Lee didn’t want confederate monuments built, and didn’t want the flag flown. He had the sense to know that the confederate cause was lost, and the only way forward was…forward. Enough with the confederate nostalgia. They weren’t good old … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

1776 2.0: The Front Lines of the New Revolt

Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the limits placed on the central power in the new world are different from the limits placed on national power in the old world. In the New World, the national government has jurisdiction … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

Another 1776: Would An Armed Revolt Work Today?

Yesterday I attempted to ignite a debate (not a revolt) about the State of America now compared to 241 years ago, when we abolished the authority of the British government over our affairs.

If we take a WWJD approach (What Would … Read More

July 4, 2017 |

The July 4th Question: 241 Years After the First Revolution, Is it Time For a Second?

Let’s start with a shocking, but true premise: If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government. That statement feels wrong to me. … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Film Premieres Just In Time For 50th Anniversary Of Six Day War

Today is a big day for Jerusalem. On the heels of his visit to Saudi Arabia, delivering perhaps the most honest and challenging speech an American president has ever given in the Middle East, President Trump goes to Jerusalem. And … Read More

March 10, 2017 |

Women In The Board Room: It’s Not Good For Man To Be Alone

International Women’s Day was this week. For Women’s Day, State Street installed the statue of a young woman confronting the iconic charging bull, stressing the importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

The message here is that … Read More

February 3, 2017 |

Supply-Side Economist Challenges Austrians on Inflation

John Tamny, Political Economy Editor of Forbes, has written a controversial new book entitled ‘Who Needs the Fed?’. This is not your standard libertarian howl of outrage against American’s central bank: it’s more of a yawn of indifference to it. … Read More

November 8, 2016 |

Affluent Christian Investor Team to Offer Live TV Election Night Coverage

Affluent Christian Investor contributing editor, Jerry Bowyer, along with co-founder Christopher Bowyer, will be analyzing breaking election night news on Cornerstone Television Network. If you are … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Media Loves Bush’s Gracious 1993 Letter to Clinton Now, Why Not in 2000 Recount?

It’s a very nice note, and I’m glad it’s circulating now. I hope, but doubt, that Trump will follow Bush I’s example.

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October 21, 2016 |

If Very Late Term Abortions Don’t Happen, Hillary, Then Why Fight to Keep Them Legal?

Last night Trump described late term abortions. Hillary shot back saying that’s not how this procedure is actually done. Okay, if the procedure is not done that way, that late, etc. … Read More

October 19, 2016 |

NPR, Evolution Destroys Reason

The co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection, Alfred Russell Wallace, spotted this fact and its implication at the very beginning: If evolution selects for survival and not ability to discern truth, then the theory that humans are the result … Read More

October 4, 2016 |

Bernie Sanders’ Ignorant Comments About Trump’s Taxes

Bernie Sanders complained to the Washington Post about Trump not paying enough to pay for infrastructure.

“You’ve got the middle-class people working longer hours for low wages — they pay their taxes, they support their schools, they support their infrastructure, … Read More

October 3, 2016 |

Trump, Taxes, and NYT’s Hypocrisy

The New York Times ran an article this past weekend implying that Donald Trump has paid no taxes for the past two decades, because of a large loss in 1995. The problem is that in 2014, the Times also paid no … Read More

September 27, 2016 |

Here’s the Worst Thing About Last Night’s Debate

Unless you’re a hardcore Trumpie, you probably thought that Clinton won the debate. Sure, Trump did a little better in the earlier trade discussion, but Clinton did much better later on and has had far more favorable coverage today. … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Senator Warren’s CEO Rant Omission, Biggest Beneficiary Was Abortion Mega-Donor

Click here to watch my recent interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business News. One thing I didn’t get a chance to say: When Elizabeth rightly lambasted the CEO of Wells Fargo for benefiting as a major shareholder from the … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

Cruz Speech Was a Leadership Failure – For Everyone

Thoughts on the Cruz thing. I seem to be the only man in America who is not on either of the poles (Cruz was Mel Gibson in Braveheart vs. Cruz was Robert the Bruce in Braveheart:

1. Jesus was right … Read More

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