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Affluent Christian Investor | August 15, 2020

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Posts ByRoger McKinney, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

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

May 18, 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

May 14, 2020 |

Are We Headed For Inflation, Deflation, Or Stagnation?

With the historic collapse of oil prices and glutted tankers sloshing around off the coast of Los Angeles, some forecasters are predicting deflation as far as they can see. They tend to believe that shocks to supplies cause inflation or … Read More

April 29, 2020 |

Christianity Today Editor Hard On Trump Voters, Easy On Adulterous Theologian

The theology of economics from the time of Christ to today shows that from the 2nd century to the 16th, theologians followed pagan writers such as Aristotle and Cicero who saw commerce as one of the world’s worst evils. From … Read More

April 20, 2020 |

The Economy Cannot Be Stopped And Restarted Like A Machine

Socialists in the US have demanded that President Trump switch off the economy until the virus plague has passed and then switch it back on as if it were a car engine. The recent bounce by the stock market … Read More

April 17, 2020 |

Should Business Managers Consider Stakeholders?

Recently the Chicago Booth school of management asked leading economists to agree or disagree with this statement: Having companies run to maximize shareholder value creates significant negative externalities for workers and communities. The questionnaire was prompted by a statement from the Business Roundtable … Read More

April 7, 2020 |

Tlaib’s Trillion Dollar Coin Hoax

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has sponsored the “Automatic BOOST to Communities Act” because she thinks she has stumbled upon a novel idea to stimulate economic recovery from the effects of the Chinese virus. According to Dr. George Selgin,

The BOOST Act’s … Read More

March 12, 2020 |

What Would Jesus Say About Inequality?

How you answer the question “What would Jesus say about inequality?” depends on how you define the “words of Jesus.” Many “scholars” limit them to no more than “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Others include only the quotations in the … Read More

March 2, 2020 |

Did Mises Become A Christian?

Having grown up as a Jew in Poland then Vienna at the turn of the last century, Ludwig von Mises, the greatest economist of the 20th century, had every reason to hate Christianity because they had murdered Jews for centuries. But … Read More

February 5, 2020 |

Tucker Carlson Thinks Businesspeople Are Destroying America

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson thinks business people are destroying America. He sees the evidence everywhere:

If you’ve spent any time driving around America recently, you may have noticed that an awful lot of the country seems to have shriveled up and … Read More

December 9, 2019 |

Democrats Want To Destroy Our Consumer-Planned Economy

Marx considered profits to be theft by capitalists from their workers. He believed labor alone creates value so workers should get all the profits from their labor and the capitalists should get none. His mind was too weak to grasp … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Rubio Needs To Choose Christianity Over Statism

At the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C. are two large statues titled “Man Controlling Trade.” They were commissioned in the late 1930’s near the height of America’s love affair with socialism and depict muscular men controlling the powerful … Read More

November 26, 2019 |

African-Americans Are Among The Richest People On The Planet

According to the New York Times, living in the US is awful! Binyamin Appelbaum, a member of The New York Times Editorial Board and the author of the forthcoming The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society, … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Political Power Is The Ring That Should Be Destroyed

As the US plunges into another festival of foolishness, also known as the campaign to choose the next president, we should pause to consider what we’re doing. We have created a political position in which the person in the seat … Read More

September 30, 2019 |

The Scandal Of Christian Socialism

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mark Noll’s book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Christianity Today magazine called it the most influential book of the decade in 2004. The next year Time magazine listed Noll among the top 25 … Read More

September 9, 2019 |

Inverted Yield Curve Doesn’t Cause Recessions, But It Predicts Them

One of the big financial news stories of the past month has been the inverted yield curve, which means that the interest rate on long-term government debt is lower than that on short-term debt. During expansions, interest on short-term government … Read More

September 3, 2019 |

The Irony Of Socialists Comparing Trump To Hitler

Socialists’ reflex reaction to the election of a Republican president has always been to compare him to Hitler and their treatment of President Trump follows the script. In their minds, he must be the American Hitler because, they claim, … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

Will The Democratic Conventions Be As Violent As 1968?

During their demonstration held Saturday, June 30, in downtown Portland, Antifa (anti-fascist) marchers swinging baseball bats beat an elderly man and one who came to his defense. Then they beat journalist Andy Ngo, leaving him with serious head injuries.

Recently, Alexandria … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Why Do Democrats Hate Families?

Why has the Democrat party become the party of the alphabet gang, the LBGTQRSUV… crowd? Because socialists have always hated the family. Jonathan Newman quoted from Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto:

Abolition of the family! […] On what foundation … Read More

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