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Affluent Christian Investor | April 18, 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

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

December 17, 2018 |

Christmas Bells vs. Bell Curve Economics

The Christmas season is as good a time as ever to remind you that a probability distribution has two tails. Event distributions have been getting a lot of attention over the past several years, especially their tails.

It used … Read More

November 21, 2018 |

Ingratitude, The Destroyer Of Nations; Thanksgiving, The Restorer Of Nations

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

Civic gratitude is not only a virtue, but that it is a nation’s most necessary virtue. History bears that out. Rome was the greatest empire in … Read More

November 12, 2018 |

How Bolsonaro Effect Saved Brazil’s Plunging Markets

Last quarter, the investible (meaning the emerging market category and above, with highly liquid markets with readily investible publicly traded stock market indices) world’s highest returning countries were:

  1. Poland
  2. Thailand
  3. Mexico
  4. Sweden
  5. Norway
  6. Switzerland
  7. Israel
  8. United States

The … Read More

October 30, 2018 |

Poland Drops Holocaust Collaboration Denial Bill And Goes Back To Being World’s Best Performer

The map at the top of this article represents total return of various stock market indices around the world. It includes both capital gains/losses in each of the countries represented as well as dividend income and currency gains/losses. Since … Read More

October 25, 2018 |

FLAG vs. FAANG In The Recent Market Sell-Off

For the past five years, the US domestic bull market has been led by growth stocks, and growth has been led by FAANG. Furthermore, during the 3rd quarter, The AA in FAANG (Apple and ) led FAANG. This means that the … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

Jesus vs. The Moneychangers: Was He Anti-Finance Or Anti-Religious-Rip-Offs?

The confrontation with the moneychangers has been used to enlist Jesus into an ideological war against finance. There are many examples, but probably the best known of them is FDR’s inaugural address in which he extensively referenced this text.

“Practices … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

It’s common for sermons and some academic theological writings to portray Jesus as a poor man who led an attempted peasant revolt. The problem is that neither historical texts nor archaeological records are consistent with this picture.

David Fiensy … Read More

September 11, 2018 |

Flight 93, The Crater And The Open Book

People rhetorically ask where God was on 9/11 as though He wasn’t anywhere. Or they ask it accusingly, the way a detective asks a suspect if he has an alibi. “Where were you on the morning of September the 11th?””Can … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

Sermon On The Mount vs. Sermon On The Plain: Different Messages For Different Economies

As we have seen there were major differences between the Galilean political economy and that of Judea. This difference in economic base was partly due to providence as expressed in the geographical differences. According to the Lexham Geographic Commentary on the … Read More

August 22, 2018 |

Jesus vs. The Judeans, Not Jesus vs. The Jews

N.T. Wright has suggested that the proper translation of ‘iudaeos’ in the New Testament is not “Jews,” but rather Judeans. I think he’s right. The category Judean is simply not equal to the category Jew. Certainly not all Jews were Judeans, and … Read More

August 20, 2018 |

Twitter Censorship Is More Than Just Bias, It’s Misuse Of Shareholder Resources

is engaged in numerous controversies regarding political bias. Previously, conservative African-American activist Candace Owens brilliantly exposed hypocrisy. Owens took the tweets of Sarah Jeong, an extreme left-wing writer who routinely tweeted anti-white comments, and who was just … Read More

August 14, 2018 |

Marxist Theologians Are Wrong, Jesus Did Not Grow Up In A Poor Town

As I mentioned previously, the received wisdom about the economic environment in which Jesus grew up starting in the ’70s was heavily influenced by social science models informed by Marxist presuppositions.

“On the other hand, Dennis Groh, from the archaeologists’ … Read More

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