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Affluent Christian Investor | August 1, 2021

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AboutJerry Bowyer, Author at Affluent Christian Investor - Page 7 of 11

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

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

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

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