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Affluent Christian Investor | April 18, 2019

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AboutJim Huntzinger, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Jim Huntzinger

Jim Huntzinger

Jim Huntzinger began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Aisin Seiki (a Toyota Group company and manufacturer of automotive components) when they transplanted to North America to support Toyota. Over his career he has also researched at length the evolution of manufacturing in the United States with an emphasis on lean's influence and development. In addition to his research on TWI, he has extensively researched the history of Ford’s Highland Park plant and its direct tie to Toyota’s business model and methods of operation. Huntzinger is the President and Founder of Lean Frontiers and a graduate from Purdue University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and received a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He authored the book, Lean Cost Management: Accounting for Lean by Establishing Flow, was a contributing author to Lean Accounting: Best Practices for Sustainable Integration.

Posts By Jim Huntzinger

April 16, 2019 |

The Declaration Is Pro-State Sovereignty, But Anti-Slavery

Founding Father and Virginian George Mason also included the right of the citizens of Virginia to abolish the government for any “mal-administration” when he authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights.  This same subservient obligation was also included by Thomas … Read More

March 13, 2019 |

Founding Fathers’ Plan: Governments Compete Over Us

History has shown that smaller separate states give rise to a more vibrate economic and free society, which has been developed and is significantly more predominate in Western Civilization as institutional competition.   Several studies empirically demonstrate “that fiscal competition and … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

Freedom Is The Solution To Obesity

Founding Father John Jay noted that “Providence has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions and watered it with innumerable streams for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants.  A succession of navigable waters … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Wealth Equality = Stealing

In the later part of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the claims of wealth inequity run rampant.  But is this the case; and, if it is the case, is it destructive to the Great Experiment – or to … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

Warnings From A Past Pope And A President About Socialism

Today in the United States there are many who not just push for “equality” but actually attempt to force it.  Our Foundering Fathers embodied equal rights, not equality.  But collectivists demand equality.  Economist Richard Vedder observed, “This obsession with equality … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Who Says States Can Nullify Federal Overreach? Madison And Jefferson

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions[1] of the late 1700s illustrated Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s rejection of the Federal government’s passing of legislation which violated their limited authority per the Union’s, not the nation’s, compact – the Constitution.  In these, Jefferson … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Madison’s Attack On Government Suppression Of Dissent Is Still Relevant Today

What is government?   Perhaps the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stated it best when he, in quite a Lockean affirmation, wrote,

“Government is essentially the negation of liberty…Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

This Is The Only Way The American Experiment In Union Can Survive

Our Founding Fathers knew the great risk (hence the Great Experiment) they were undertaking; a massive republic, by historical standards, in the form of a republican confederation.   Would it stand the test of time, which no other republic had? … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

Why The Founding Fathers Despised Democracy

Plato wrote in The Republic, “And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.”[1]

The Founding Fathers despised democracies.  They desired democratic principles, but not a democracy.  As Plato decrees above, a democracy can easily be commandeered to establish a totalitarian state.  The Founders inherently … Read More

November 29, 2018 |

Fascism Is Socialism: Here’s The Proof

Statism in its fascist form “attempts to secure economic growth and prosperity by fusing a ‘partnership’ between business and the State, absorbing business into the State in this process.”  While communism “[when] faced with existing institutions that threaten the power … Read More

November 21, 2018 |

Leftists Turned The State Into A Fake Family

Reject the collective unit of people.  Any focus on the collective is a focus away from God and a focus on the World; earthly views, which we are told in scripture to reject.  In business we value teamwork.  Yet, … Read More

October 25, 2018 |

The True Foundation Of America Is Individualism, Not Democracy

Defining individualism within the United States gives us an understanding of both our individual purpose and the purpose of our Compactial-Republican form of government.  Both John Locke and Charles de Montesquieu, two of America’s most influential Enlightenment philosophers, articulate this … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

The Heart Of American Exceptionalism Is Christian Love

Charity[1] rests at the heart of American Exceptionalism, just as liberty does.  However, giving from the heart creates multiple benefits that are the source of much of the Godly light which emanates from the United States.  “So two good things happen … Read More

August 20, 2018 |

Tyrannical Elitists

Progressives like John Dewey directly impacted the American educational system to changing and directing it toward a collectivist mindset.  John Dewey was a proponent of instilling a more liberal and progressive education.  While he championed very positive educational practices which … Read More

August 10, 2018 |

The Most Stupid People In The World

A number of times my children and I have traveled to Zambia, Africa.  We go to visit and help some close family friends that are missionaries.  John and Kendra Enright are not typical missionaries.   While they do have a … Read More

August 7, 2018 |

The Black Spiral Of Statist Progressivism

Friedrich Hayek defined progressivism and its path of progression when he spoke in Dublin, Ireland in late 1945,

“That the progressive tendency forward central control of all social processes is the inevitable result of an approach which insists that everything … Read More

July 26, 2018 |

Authority Is Supposed To Flow From God, To The People, To The States, To The Feds

America is not a nation-state, but rather a Confederacy, where the people are the sovereigns with God as the Authority.  The States also have authority over the Federal government of the Confederacy.   This understanding was recognized during the State ratifying conventions of the … Read More

July 20, 2018 |

A Communist Intellectual Repents

Renowned academic Eugene Genovese, a leftist and former communist, in his 1994 article titled “The Question,” gives a clarion call to his fellow leftist to answer for the results of their history’s attempts to create a utopian society of equality … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

America Was Supposed To Be A City Of God, Now It’s A City Of Man

The Shining City upon the Hill is very well a manifestation of St. Augustine’s City of God.  The origination of the Shining City was to be the City of God; this was the vision John Winthrop portrayed in his sermon … Read More

June 11, 2018 |

Conservatives, Our Freedom Comes From God, Not Tradition

Our American Founding Fathers, guided and educated by the colonial clergy, instituted a limited government based on God’s Law of Fundamental Rights [“How Colonial America’s Pulpits Built Our Union on the Foundation of Natural Law”, “The Law of the Land: … Read More

October 20, 2017 |

How Christian Entrepreneurs Debating With Pastors Created American Economics

In his book Heavenly Merchandize, theologian Mark Valeri shares his insights on a foundational story of America through the men who actually lived and forged it.  It is the story of how America’s economic system unfolds from the interaction between … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

The Tragedy of Tuition Hyperinflation

What if tuition for an engineering degree (or any other degree for that matter) was $595 per semester instead of the present $10,000 per semester for a good state university?  Although, presently, tuition at many universities is much higher … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Deflation: The Road to Prosperity

There are many amazing business people, and among their ranks are numerous excellent executives who understand the lean business model.  Also, there are a number of economists with a deep understanding of how to achieve good economies.  Although both … Read More

January 12, 2016 |

Abstraction vs. Reality: Top Down Management in Business and Economics

In my two previous articles I discussed, at a basic level, the difference between traditional accounting and lean accounting. One is reality and the other an abstraction. In Part II: Keynesian Economics, I discussed how the Keynesian model of … Read More

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