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Affluent Christian Investor | April 19, 2021

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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 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

December 22, 2020 |

Following Classical Economics

Classical economists; such as Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations, 1776), Jean-Baptiste Say (A Treatise on Political Economy, 1803), James Mill (Commerce Defended, 1808), David Ricardo (Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, 1817), John Stuart Mill (Principles of Political … Read More

December 10, 2020 |

A Statistical Overview Of American Households: Part 4, Positioning

Financial advisor Michael Shedlock observed: with inflation as a primary tool of the government (Federal Reserve specifically),[1] those with first access to money – particularly fiat money – are simply in a much better situation to profit during the artificial boom cycle prior … Read More

December 1, 2020 |

A Statistical Overview Of American Households: Part 3, High Income vs. Low Income?

Another measure of income born from the Great Recession is the employment-population ratio, which is the “statistic[al] measure [of the] economy’s ability to provide jobs for a growing population…” which answers the question, “What proportion of the working-age population is … Read More

November 25, 2020 |

A Statistical Overview Of American Households: Part 2, The Great Recession

While recessions, particularly the Great Recession, have proven to be financially crippling to both the top percent and bottom percent of citizens, the former is usually able to recover much quickly—and at a higher rate as well.[1] This relates directly back … Read More

November 19, 2020 |

A Statistical Overview Of American Households

The 2014 report from the Congressional Budget office shows how the federal income tax is very progressive.   Households in the lowest quintile for income pay around $500 in federal taxes, with the middle quintile paying about $7,000, and … Read More

November 10, 2020 |

What Does It Mean To Be American Poor?

Recent research has shown American poor are nothing at all like the poor throughout the history of the world, as well as nothing like the poor in the United States even only 50 years ago. In fact, a report … Read More

November 3, 2020 |

A Review Of The Gini Coefficient

In a review of the Gini coefficient, economists Stephen Moore and Richard Vedder found there are some significant differences with the Gini coefficient because of how states are managed through policies. Moore and Vedder noted, “The income gap between … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Income And Life Damage On The Homefront

One of the most significant impacts on income inequality over the last 50 years has been the dramatic change in single mother households. From 1960 to 2011, the number of single mother households has shot from 7.3 percent to 25.3 … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

An Unnecessary Concern About Income Inequality

A concern with income inequality is that the gap between the top 1 percent income earners and the bottom 99 percent has become astronomically wider since the 1970s – increasing by 275 percent from 1979 to 2007.[1]  This data … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

No Longer Operating Under The Original Intent

In essence we are no longer operating under the Original Intent of the founding of this country. Since subtracting wealth from the top and adding it to a lower level is mathematically a zero net gain, the economy does not … Read More

October 5, 2020 |

A Simple Math Model And The Numbers

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

September 28, 2020 |

Sir William Blackstone And Equality

The great English jurist, Sir William Blackstone, warned vigorously, as did Brutus, in Anti Federalist Nos. 78-79, that given too much jurisdiction on equality over the States, the Judicial Branch would reach and take power as another legislative branch. In fact, … Read More

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