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Affluent Christian Investor | September 28, 2023

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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

August 2, 2021 |

The Federal Reserve’s Massive Theft Of Stability

Economists George Selgin, William Lastrapes, and Lawrence White do not tell an encouraging story about the Federal Reserve[1] They noted, ”In light of the severe Great Contraction of the early 1930s under the Fed’s watch, worse than any of the pre-Fed … Read More

July 26, 2021 |

Woodrow Wilson’s Administrative State vs. Gold

Statists like Woodrow Wilson and the very influential economist Irving Fisher desired, lobbied, and worked to establish an Administrative State, which would upend the gold standard.

Similar to Woodrow Wilson, economist Irving Fisher believed that technocrats in an Administrative … Read More

July 19, 2021 |

The Gold Standard Means A Rising Standard Of Living

The Gold Standard gives a monetary system the best stable foundation; no other civilization has found a better way to do this. The Gold Standard, to our knowledge, creates the underpinning for an economic system under Natural Law. This … Read More

July 12, 2021 |

Read This Classical Economist’s 200 Year Old Warning About Paper Money

In 1817, economist David Ricardo issued the same warning as Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard (see Milton Friedman’s Flaw) gave years later. Ricardo acknowledged the usefulness of paper currency, but only as long as it is ties absolutely to … Read More

July 6, 2021 |

Milton Friedman’s Flaw

The great free-market economist Milton Friedman was not perfect in his theories as he, too, supported governments controlling the money supply and the monetary policies reinforcing such a system.[1] The reputable economist Ludwig von Mises aptly clarified in 1944 in … Read More

June 29, 2021 |

The Crushing Loss Of The Gold Standard

As previously discussed in several of my articles (see A History of Deflation and Prosperity and The Federal Reserve has Failed and Inflation is Destructive), inflation inherently discloses government intervention in a free market system and society. This includes monetary intervention as … Read More

June 21, 2021 |

The Source Of Wealth Creation

Since humans are the primary element required to create wealth, it is important to invest in their knowledge, experience, growth, and wisdom which can only be done in a free market. Control and manipulation only retards the needed learning, whether it … Read More

June 4, 2021 |

Shareholder Value Is Not Wealth Creation

While shareholder value is certainly important and a concern, it is not wealth creation; it is capital direction or distribution. Also, capital distribution, the free choices of movement, exchange, and transactions, is significantly different than re-distribution.

Distribution is moral and free; free exchanges between … Read More

May 27, 2021 |

The Bane Of The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve was evaluated through a study completed in 2010, which illustrates that the economy has not been stable under the Federal Reserve since the pre-Fed era (prior to 1915). Economists George Selgin, William Lastrapes, and Lawrence White explain:

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May 5, 2021 |

The Economics Of Harding And Coolidge

Vice Presidential candidate Calvin Coolidge acknowledged during the 1920 campaign trail that, “The country was already feeling acutely the results of deflation. Business was depressed. […] Wages had been paid that were not earned. The whole country, from the national … Read More

April 29, 2021 |

Why The Economic Situation In 1920 Was Grim

“The economic situation in 1920 was grim. By that year unemployment had jumped from 4 percent to nearly 12 percent, and GNP declined 17 percent.”[1] Federal income tax rates were massively and oppressively increased from a maximum rate of 15 percent … Read More

April 22, 2021 |

The Forgotten Depression


Of course everyone is aware of the Great Depression of 1920 – no wait, virtually no one knows of it. Why would virtually no American know about the worst recession of the 20th century? The answer is certainly speculation. … Read More

April 6, 2021 |

Individualism Is The Critical Key

Individualism is the critical key to economic success. Since we are sovereign beings — that is, children of God — our individuality is absolutely critical to our existence. In fact, God demands our individualism, just as He desires an … Read More

March 31, 2021 |

Exceptionalism In Economic Terms

A valid question is, “What does American Exceptionalism look like in economic terms?” Or better yet, let us define exactly what American Exceptionalism is in economic terms. There is no better reference than the great Austrian Economist, Ludwig von … Read More

March 23, 2021 |

The Result Of The Pies And Divine Light

In my previous two articles (see The Zero Sum Lie and Pies for Everyone and the Divine Light It Brings), I discuss how the United States, with its unique structure and practices, builds unprecedented prosperity and liberty. How has this shining Light from … Read More

March 19, 2021 |

Pies For Everyone And The Divine Light It Brings

“Pies for everyone” is derived from a free-market and from liberty. In the United States the two pillars – the free-market and a compactual-republic, or liberty – equate to citizens having prosperity and freedom. In his Essay in Interpretation of the … Read More

March 12, 2021 |

The Zero-Sum Lie

If the economy was a zero-sum game – meaning if one individual has more, it is because another individual has less – then no society in the world would have any more than the lumber, water, stones, and land … Read More

March 3, 2021 |

Envy And Human Nature

There is a school of thought which suggests older societies held a close-knit culture which honored each other and contained much trust. While some were this way, however, most primitive cultures were embedded with envy. And this envy most often … Read More

February 17, 2021 |

Apathy And Envy For All

Under a collective system, everyone degrades to a lower level whether they want to or not.  Apathy, laziness, fear, and dependence become the norm, making central planning and totalitarian measures even more successful; thus the end of poverty, but the … Read More

February 11, 2021 |

Who Has Economic Mobility? Everyone!

Economic mobility is very critical in the United States. This determines whether Americans prosper or not; whether or not they are able to reap the God-given talents and skills to benefit themselves and those around them. It can be … Read More

February 5, 2021 |

The War On Poverty’s Results

Data shows income inequality hasn’t changed over the past 100 years, and the three key wealth indicators are: productivity improvement (which has improved dramatically), income mobility, and personal well-being. “While income inequality is rising, inequality of personal well-being is … Read More

January 29, 2021 |

Does The U.S. Actually Have Poor?

In their detailed analysis of the conditions of the American poor, Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield disclose how the destitute in the United States live significantly better than, not just the poor in the rest of the world, but on … Read More

January 14, 2021 |

Income And Well-Being

The data shows income inequality hasn’t changed over the past 100 years (see The History Of Income Inequality And Popping Economic Bubbles), and the three key wealth indicators are: productivity improvement, (which has improved dramatically), income mobility, and personal well-being. “While … Read More

January 7, 2021 |

The History Of Income Inequality And Popping Economic Bubbles

In a significant study by economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, they explain the economic impact historically on capital and upper income Americans:

We find that top capital incomes were severely hit by major shocks in the first part of … Read More

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