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Affluent Christian Investor | October 3, 2023

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AboutRay Keating, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Ray Keating

Ray Keating

Raymond J. Keating is chief economist for a national small business organization; a weekly columnist with Long Island Business News; a former Newsday weekly columnist; and an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Townsend School of Business at Dowling College. Author of numerous books, his latest business and policy books are “Chuck” vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV and Unleashing Small Business Through IP: Protecting Intellectual Property, Driving Entrepreneurship. Keating also is a novelist, penning a series of Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers. His articles have appeared in a wide range of additional periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Post, Los Angeles Daily News, The Boston Globe, National Review, The Washington Times, Investor’s Business Daily, New York Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal Bulletin, and Cincinnati Enquirer.

Posts By Ray Keating

August 9, 2013 |

11 Million Missing Jobs and Counting

President Obama and others that tout how far the U.S. economy has come since 2008-2009 miss the big point. We’re nowhere near where we should be after more than four years of a so-called recovery.

Are we in a better … Read More

July 29, 2013 |

As Opposed to So-Called Experts, the American People See the Failure of Keynes

When crisis was fully unleashed on the U.S. economy in 2008, the ideas of John Maynard Keynes were given a jolt of life. Massive government spending was going to “stimulate” and save the U.S. economy.

Despite the gross and … Read More

July 23, 2013 |

Beyond Corporate Profits: TV Talking Heads Miss Loss of Small Business Income

Among television talking heads on stations like CNBC and Fox Business, the health of business tends to be measured only by corporate profits. That’s understandable given that these venues focus on the performance of stocks and bonds being traded … Read More

July 19, 2013 |

Oil Prices Up: Media Should Look at Egypt, Bernanke and Obama

It can be very entertaining – though at the same time a bit bewildering and depressing – to observe the media trying to explain price changes in the market. And then there are the misguided policies from elected officials and … Read More

July 15, 2013 |

Twinkie’s Preservatives: Private Capital and Non-Union Workers

Twinkies – along with my personal favorite, Hostess CupCakes – make their return to store shelves today. Call it the new Twinkie-nomics.

What’s the key economics/business lesson to be taken away from the resurrection of these tasty snacks from the … Read More

July 12, 2013 |

Well Beyond a Lost Decade for the U.S. Economy… and Counting

Is the U.S. at risk of suffering a lost decade? In reality, we’re well past that point.

The lost-decade question has been put forth by a host of economists and analysts over the past few years, and regularly pops up … Read More

July 10, 2013 |

The Lurking Evil of Ben “The Shadow” Bernanke

What evil lurks at the heart of the U.S. economy? Ben “The Shadow” Bernanke knows.

Or does he?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has pushed the evils of uncertainty to previously unknown levels by casting a long, dark monetary … Read More

July 9, 2013 |

Shooting Down Disney’s “The Lone Ranger”

I love a good western. Though never a big fan of the old Lone Ranger, part of me was looking forward to the arrival of Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” at movie theaters during the long July Fourth weekend.

Perhaps … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

The Only Solution for Egypt is Economic Freedom

Hosni Mubarak was booted out two years ago. In 2012, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, won the presidential election. And now, after protestors took to the streets, Egypt’s military has pushed Morsi out in a coup.

The hope is … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

New Polling Data, Obama Losing on the Issues


When Obama Isn’t Running, Obama Loses

When Barack Obama is not actually running for office, Barack Obama does not do well with American voters. Or, at least his ideas and policies on economic matters generally don’t. That could matter looking at … Read More

July 3, 2013 |

ObamaCare Forcing Businesses to Close Up Shop, Hitting the Economy

This four-year economic recovery has been one of the worst on record, with real GDP growth averaging a mere 2.1 percent. Keep in mind that during a recovery, the U.S. economy should be expanding at better than 4 percent on … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

America Losing Its Entrepreneurial Edge? Increasing Dependency, Punishing Risk Taking

A key competitive advantage of the U.S. in the global economy is entrepreneurship. Since the birth of this nation, our entrepreneurial spirit has been deep in our cultural and economic DNA.

But are we losing that entrepreneurial edge? Unfortunately, reasons … Read More

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