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Affluent Christian Investor | August 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

July 23, 2019 |

Despite STEM Test Score Doomsayers, America Continues To Prosper

In my previous article I argued that today’s engineering education is focused on research engineering so, therefore, it is not serving and properly educating most engineers in knowledge and skills that are needed for their vocation.  While good, deep, … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

We Don’t Need More STEM Grads, We Need Better STEM Grads

Reporting on the dismal state of American education has been a constant stream for as long as I can recall – at least back to the 1970s, and probably before if I had been old enough to pay attention.  And … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Is Virtue More Important For The Leaders Or For The People?

American Exceptionalism rejects handing virtue over to its leaders.  The citizens of the United States certainly demand it from its leaders, as they should.  But the real virtue resides personally in each citizen, and only then can virtue shine from the … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Collectivism Leads To Violence? It IS Violence

Collectivism, by design and implementation, is tyrannical and destructive, which is why it always leads to such ends.  But the irony of the collectivist belief is that it is presented as a way to achieve freedom, yet it can only … Read More

June 17, 2019 |

Those Who Choose Security Over Liberty Deserve Neither – And Will Get Neither

Of course, most people want security.  And there is certainly nothing wrong with this desire.  Having security helps people to focus and work towards other ends without the distraction of worrying about their safety.  But how exactly is this … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

How Christian Individualism Rebuilt The World Economy After WWII

In the past three articles, I referred to Training Within Industry, TWI – see here, here, and here. During the WWII era, the TWI program released a training manual on economics called the JET (Job Economics Training) manual.

TWI’s JET training adheres to the … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

The Managers Who Rebuilt After WWII Understood Why Government Is A Growth Drag

The Training Within Industries (TWI) program (see Roots of Lean: TWI) developed and deployed during WWII developed and released a training manual on economics to train our workforce in the factories during its tenure on what constituted good economics.   It … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

The Theology Of The Liberty Bell

Dr. Alice Baldwin reported in 1928 that Scripture’s direct tie to the American founding and its incorporating compacts eluded historians.  She revealed, “The significance of the belief in the binding character of law upon God and man seems to have … Read More

May 20, 2019 |

How A Personal Relationship With God Limits The Impersonal State

The language and message, that we are endowed by our Creator, is commonplace in the sermons of the clergy of today’s Christian churches in all denominations.  Additionally, it is typically articulated by building a personal, one-on-one, relationship with God, and Christ. … Read More

May 14, 2019 |

The Theological Foundations Of The Principles Of 1776

In his study of the theologians of the University of Salamanca, Alejandro Chafuen illuminates the Salamanca position that “God gave man his nature of social dependency and his limited ability and capacity so that man would feel the need for … Read More

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

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