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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2019

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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 three of their seven children.

Posts By Jerry Bowyer

October 8, 2019 |

A Friendly Debate With A Leading Longevity Scientist About Keto

There’s an old Latin saying, ‘nomen est omen’, roughly paraphrased as ‘your name is a sign of your destiny’. I don’t know from omens, but after I read the recent book by Dr. Valter Longo about diet and longevity, I … Read More

September 30, 2019 |

Extremely Well Documented Novels Describe The Final Days Of Ancient Jerusalem

Brian Godawa is a screenwriter (who has written, among other films, the powerfully moving To End All Wars), non-fiction author, movie critic, and novelist. I write today about his novels, particularly the fascinating quadriology about the fall of Jerusalem and the rise … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

A Biblical Approach To Engaging With Corporations

In his annual letter to corporations in 2018, Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset management company Blackrock, wrote: “Unnerved by fundamental economic changes and the failure of government to provide lasting solutions, society is increasingly looking to … Read More

July 23, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: The Bible On Money & Saving

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

July 10, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: Government’s Role

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 were Ken … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

SAT And IQ Tests’ Eugenics Roots

 

Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s new book, Late Bloomers, has an absolutely fascinating discussion about the intellectual roots of our culture of intellectual child sorting. It starts with Alfred Binet, the self-taught and late blooming psychologist, who was asked to develop … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Forbes Publisher vs. The B+ Student Suicide Epidemic

Rich Karlgaard can pinpoint the exact moment when he realized that he needed to write a book to counter the toxic culture of early achievement. The publisher of Forbes Magazine, a journalist and thought leader whose beat was technology, … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: When Demand Becomes The Driver

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 17, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: Balancing Investment & Consumption

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 |

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

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 14, 2019 |

Remember The Media’s Obsession With This Recession Metric?

It’s called the inverted yield curve, and it happens when the 10-year treasury interest rate goes lower than the 3-month interest rate. Why should that matter? Because it tends to occur when markets believe that the Fed is going … Read More

April 16, 2019 |

Jesus’ Debt Warnings, Pt. 2: Torah And Debt Release

Let’s take a closer look at the Torah debt remittance rules.

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.

2 “And this is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to … Read More

March 13, 2019 |

Jesus’ Debt Warnings, Pt. 1: “The Serpent Indebted Me”

Did Jesus talk about debt? The Bible talks about it: Torah has a considerable amount of material about debt and debt remission. Proverbs has warnings about it, and Paul seems to have at least one comment discouraging it, but … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

By Persecuting Christians, Xi Is Risking His Own Regime

The Chinese government is responding to the rapid growth of Christianity in that country with violence and oppression, in an attempt to consolidate power. But that is exactly the wrong response. We at Bowyer Research urge President Xi Jinping to study … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Last Quarter Markets Got De-FAANGed

The chart below shows that for several years, growth stocks strongly outperformed value stocks. In plain terms, that means that already expensive stocks got very expensive, and already very expensive stocks then went on to get veryvery expensive.

(*Growth in blue; value in orange.)

That … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

One Year Later And The Trump Tax Cut Boom Seems To Be Petering Out

The data show the trend in GDP quarterly growth from the time of the initial recovery to the latest available data.

The data clearly show the lackluster nature of the recovery from the great recession after a very short-lived … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Why Big Funds Overlook Places Like Columbus And Why They Shouldn’t

A recent article in City Journal summarizes Columbus, Ohio’s job growth success:

“Nine years ago, when the Columbus Partnership, an organization of 65 Central Ohio CEOs, launched the Columbus 2020 initiative, which sought to add 150,000 new jobs to the regional … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

AD or ADD: 2019 Years From What?

2019 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

One of the reasons that it’s so hard to … Read More

December 28, 2018 |

No, Washington Post, The Virgin Mary Was Not A Socialist!

Recently Acts of Faith, which is a religious news and opinion page run by the Washington Post, published an article which argued that evangelical Christians avoided the Magnificat (the poem/song uttered by the Virgin Mary during her visit to her cousin, Elizabeth) … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

The Economic Philosophy Of The Virgin Mary

The events depicted in the Gospels occur in a certain place and a certain time. The announcements of the angels, the visions, the prophecies offered by characters in them, the actions and statements of Jesus, and later the miracles of … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

Why Latest Facebook Scandal Doesn’t Shock Us

is in the midst of another major sell-off after The New York Times reported that allegedly made private, personal messages of its users available to companies such as Microsoft and Netflix. According to the report, this practice started … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

Mary And The Wise Guy: Why I Wish Christopher Hitchens Had Known More History

It’s a clever line. When Christopher Hitchens used to slam Christianity he did it with style. “If we lost all our hard-won knowledge and all our archives, and all our ethics and all our morals…and had to reconstruct everything essential … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

How Charles Dickens Put A Holly Branch Through The Heart Of The Worst Economics Ever

Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: … Read More

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