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Affluent Christian Investor | May 24, 2019

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor - Page 2 of 6

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a Forbes contributor, contributing editor of, 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, 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

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

August 10, 2018 |

Where Jesus Was Coming From

Christians believe that God the Father sent his eternal Son to live as a human being in the world. This doctrine is called the Incarnation, and it is one of the basics of the faith. Less well known is that … Read More

August 7, 2018 |

Is It Unchristian To Think That Jesus Talked About Economics?

The Christian conversation about the life of Jesus has tended to default to the theological intent of His actions. In other words, Christ was came to save us from our sins. Those are matters of the telos, the purpose of His … Read More

August 1, 2018 |

What I Was Saying About Facebook BEFORE The Mega-Meltdown

In April of this year I wrote two articles about concerns that I had about and giving the reasons why the two stock indices which I helped design and help run (FLAGLSX and VCUSX) had no in the … Read More

July 26, 2018 |

Jerusalem In The Time Of Jesus Was A Taker Of Wealth, Not A Maker

Ancient societies tend to be made up of Makers and Givers. Hey, you know what, so do many modern societies. A small class of people, maybe 1-5% basically live off of the sweat of everybody else. What about the world … Read More

July 17, 2018 |

Was Nazareth Really Poor?

We don’t have loads of archaeological evidence about Nazareth because people actually live there now, so it’s a tough place to do a lot of digging, but there have been recent archaeological digs across from the church which is alleged … Read More

July 9, 2018 |

What Kind Of Economy Did Galilee Have? Was It Poor?

A number of New Testament scholars who came into prominent in the 1980s created a picture of Galilee (where Jesus spent the formative years after the return from Egypt and before His public career) as a zone of mass poverty, … Read More

July 4, 2018 |

My Speech To Young President’s Organization At Historic Trinity Cathedral

A few years ago I was invited to speak to my local chapter of the Young President’s Organization. The invitation came from Matt Ferrari, CEO of Gamma Sports. Instead of giving the speech at the highly prestigious Duquesne Club, I … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

Was Jesus Poor?

Why should we care what income level Jesus lived at?

There has been a lot of academic Biblical scholarship which points towards the idea that Jesus was poor, a peasant leading a revolt of fellow peasants. This then bleeds over … Read More

June 26, 2018 |

Netflix Financials: Documentary Or Fan Fiction?

In a previous column, I outlined problems with the governance of Netflix. In this column, we’ll talk about red flags in the accounting system. The distinction between governance and financial reporting is not a rigorous one: If a company gilds … Read More

June 21, 2018 |

Steel Tariffs Are Not Helping Steel Workers: The Way To Save Steel Is Gold

A recent study showed that since the steel tariffs have been implemented the cities which are most dependent on steel jobs have performed worse in employment growth than the national average.

Employment in each of America’s top 10 steel cities … Read More

June 20, 2018 |

Amazon Bans Group Who Just Won 7-2 Supreme Court Cake-Baking Victory As “Hate Group”

The Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF, was recently banned by .com’s Smile program. Smile, which my wife and I use, is a great way for customers to support the charity of their choice. Except, that is, if denies them … Read More

June 7, 2018 |

Chick-fil-A, Amazon and Secular Intolerance: My Interview with WYLL Chicago

I was recently a guest with my old friend (by which I mean that we have been friends a long time, not that he’s old) about the increasing tendency for intolerance to express itself in … Read More

June 6, 2018 |

FDR D-Day Victory Prayer: This is How Far We’ve Fallen

On this day in 1944 the president broadcast a prayer, live on radio. He prayed for victory in battle. He asked the nation to pray. He did so unashamedly. President Franklin Roosevelt was a liberal democrat. … Read More

June 1, 2018 |

How North Korea Went From “Jerusalem Of The East” To Hell On Earth

North Korea is the most atheistic place on earth. Christianity is completely forbidden there. There is no right to religious liberty recognized in law there.

So you might be surprised to hear that its capital city, Pyong Yang, was once … Read More

May 25, 2018 |

Amazon Should Not Cave In To Red-State-Lining

One of the most abusive business practices in American history was something called ‘redlining’. Redlining was a way of treating some Americans as second-class citizens by refusing to deal with them in certain business relations.

May 24, 2018 |

Netflix Deal With Obamas – Good For Shareholders Or Just Good For CEO?

Netflix recently tweeted out an announcement that it would be entering into a major deal with Barack and Michelle Obama.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially … Read More

May 21, 2018 |

The Real ‘Creepy Infiltration’ Is Politicization Of Business, Not Chick-fil-A Opening

A New Yorker writer just called the opening of a new Chick-fil-A franchise ‘creepy’. But the only thing creepy I can see about the issue is that a major American magazine would engage in such transparent religious bigotry.

Here’s the … Read More

March 30, 2018 |

How The Financial Panic Of 33 AD Helped Cause The Crucifixion

Why was Christ crucified? The Christian conversation about that has tended to default to the theological intent of the atonement. In other words, Christ was crucified to save us from our sins, to take our punishment, to save mankind. … Read More

December 19, 2017 |

Christianity’s Evidence-Based Approach to Sexual Abuse Accusations Against Moore, Weinstein, Matthews

This wave of exposure (and yes, hysteria) about sexual misconduct among leaders is a tremendous opportunity for us. The Biblical tradition breaks from much of the ancient world by introducing an evidentiary approach to accusation rather than a mimetic one. … Read More

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

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