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Affluent Christian Investor | December 10, 2023

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Posts ByRoger McKinney, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

April 16, 2021 |

Killers Of The Flower Moon: Government Failure, Not Market Failure

Tulsa TV news recently captured footage of trucks hauling antique cars to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to feature in the motion picture based on the non-fiction best seller, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBITime magazine listed Killers … Read More

March 31, 2021 |

Socialism Can’t Solve Poverty, Only Christianity Can

Why do we have more poor people after decades of socialism?

In 1959, the U.S. poverty rate was 22.4% according to the Census Bureau. It fell to 10.5% in 2019. Democrats will attribute that decline to government redistribution of income, … Read More

March 12, 2021 |

$15 Minimum Wage Proves Democrats Don’t Care About The Poor

Why are Democrats such misers? Their proposal for an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour proves that the party doesn’t care about the poor. That translates to $30,000 per year before benefits, an amount a family … Read More

March 4, 2021 |

Tucker Carlson Ices Industrial Policy By Criticizing Wind Power

The hit movie Frozen wasn’t popular in Oklahoma and Texas during the recent arctic blast. We hit temperatures not seen since 1905, -13 degrees Fahrenheit in Tulsa the other day. Democrats, pay attention! I know it’s hard to keep … Read More

February 17, 2021 |

Another Theologian Falls For Socialism

Americans love to think of ourselves as pragmatic. “’American Pragmatism’ has a double meaning since both the school of philosophy and the average American seems more interested in getting things done and the result of action rather than abstract theories … Read More

February 11, 2021 |

Gamestop Scandal: Who Is The Real Culprit?

Those who despise free markets concentrate their hate on the stock market, and the Gamestop soap opera served up fresh caffeine for them. For readers not addicted to financial media, the drama involved a group of individual investors communicating through … Read More

January 29, 2021 |

No, Rev. Warnock, The Bible Does Not Preach Socialism!

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, one of the new Democrat senators from Georgia, preached a sermon in 2016 on socialism in his church in Atlanta, the Ebenezer Baptist Church. In that sermon, he told his congregation the following:

“The early church … Read More

January 7, 2021 |

Hillbilly Elegy Economics Lesson: Culture Matters

Netflix’s adaptation of J. D. Vance’s autobiography, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, is more than a rags-to-riches story. It dramatizes one the most important points in economics. For those unfamiliar with it, the summary from … Read More

December 15, 2020 |

Socialism: The Road-To-Hell Paving Company

“Uncle Joe” Biden promised to revive the Paris climate accord in spite of the fact that the agreement would accomplish little. Dr. Robert Murphy wrote of the accord, “The only reason so many countries signed up for Paris is that … Read More

November 25, 2020 |

Profits Are A Blessing, Not A Curse

Soon after earning a BA, I got a job at Cities Service Company in Tulsa, dead since 1986 but at the time the 12th largest oil company in the world. Then I met a friend from college, and when I … Read More

November 19, 2020 |

Can Dog-Eat-Dog Capitalism Exist?

In a faceoff with lawyer and writer David French, Yale theologian Miroslav Volf said, “There are no effective replacements for capitalism. The question is, what is the Christian responsibility for the proper functioning of it, and to what extent can we … Read More

November 3, 2020 |

Should Christians Follow Grudem’s Or Piper’s Advice On Voting?

Wayne Grudem and John Piper, both giants among evangelical Christians, disagree on how to vote in this election and their exchange shows the tone Christians should take in responding to clashing ideas. Piper has chosen not to vote. Grudem summarizes his … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

We Have Nothing To Fear From China

China scares people. American Compass has a section dedicated to fearing China. Recently, David Goldman came out with a new book that promotes the same fear: ‘You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World’. That’s a great title. For … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Reforming Capitalism Leads To Socialism

A professor of business and public policy at the University of Oxford asked in a recent article published in Forbes, Why do attempts at reforming capitalism fail?. The author gets many things wrong because he has learned only mainstream economics. For … Read More

October 5, 2020 |

Socialists’ Attack On “Greed” Is Really Concealed Envy

Gordon Gekko in the motion picture Wall Street regurgitated what socialists have been saying for a century: capitalism is based on greed. Here is part of his monologue:

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better … Read More

September 28, 2020 |

The U.S. Is Not Capitalist

Is the US the vanguard of capitalism for the world? Is the US even capitalist? For most media pundits the answer is obvious: Yes! Everyone knows that! After all, the U.S. has always ranked high on the indexes of … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

Democrats Willing To Kill 90,000 COVID Patients To Discredit Trump

The number of patients who have died from the COVID-19 virus will have topped 175,000 by the time you read this. A vaccine is at least a year away. So far, the only treatment approved by the FDA and … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

How Capitalism Suppresses Greed

Mention capitalism and the average person will fire back with, “What about greed?” They assume that capitalism is founded on greed and couldn’t survive without it, or that it rewards greed so that people are much greedier under capitalism than … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Why Are People Still Socialists?

As Democrat politicians across the country from mayors to Congressmen and Senators openly demand socialism for the U.S., capitalists should wonder why free market economics hasn’t survived the onslaught of socialism for the past 150 years? Laissez-faire reigned in the … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Even Angels Couldn’t Make Socialism Work

Before the collapse of the USSR, Russian workers would say, “We pretend to work and the government pretends to pay us.” Today, people who favor free markets often say that socialism would work if humans were angels, pointing to the … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

The Left Sells Socialism With Race

Read the history of the early days of socialism in Hayek’s masterpiece, The Counter-revolution in Science, and you’ll notice that socialism began life as a substitute for Christianity. They offered their own version of the doctrine of original sin: people … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

Hey, Disney, Hamilton Betrayed His Wife And His Country

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly successful Broadway musical Hamilton would embark on its fourth tour this fall had the virus not canceled it. Instead, a video version will begin airing on Disney+. It helps to appreciate the magnitude of Miranda’s accomplishment to know that … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Tulsa Race Massacre Reveals Resilience Of Black Entrepreneurs

President Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa didn’t attract the expected crowd, but it was a good one. There was no violence and the President was at his best. One of the best things to come out of the event was … Read More

June 5, 2020 |

National Conservatism Will Lead Us To Greater Socialism

American Compass is the new “think” tank created by the National Conservative movement to persuade voters to adopt socialist economic policies. A recent article, Planning for when the market cannot, attacks the great Austrian economist F.A. Hayek and his explanation of … Read More

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