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Affluent Christian Investor | February 20, 2019

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Posts ByRoger McKinney, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

February 18, 2019 |

If Elizabeth Warren Really Was An Indian, She’d Know Not To Trust The Federal Government

The media are confused over Democrat presidential candidate and senator Elizabeth Warren. They laugh at her attempt to prove her tribal heritage while taking her tax plans seriously. They advertise their ignorance on both accounts.

Let’s take her claim to … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

What Christian Leaders Usually Fail To Understand About Economics

She spoke for a lot of Americans when representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview recently said,  “I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

More Tuckerism: ‘Conservative’ Journal Blames Markets For Social Ills

Media commentary tracks the business cycle. During recessions and most of the recovery, the media obsess over economic growth because tax revenues have declined. The media think we work only to feed Leviathan because without the government we would all … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Tucker Carlson Serves Up Warmed Over Socialism

Fox political talking-head Tucker Carlson threw a fit on TV in his first monologue of the new year. He introduced Mitt Romney’s editorial to launch his bid to replace President Trump as the GOP nominee in 2020, but only so that … Read More

December 28, 2018 |

Debunking The Myth That Blacks Need To Be Surrounded By Whites To Succeed

The evangelical left complains about “systemic” racism in the US, using the lack of racial integration in churches as proof. Everyone on the left has read Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. It’s their “bible” … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

Intellectuals Idolize Quaint Rural Farms… That They Never Worked On

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the elite have bashed capitalism for destroying community. You won’t find any of the rural folk who left dreary villages for jobs in urban factories criticizing it; most of it comes from the … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

Tim Keller Is Wrong: Helping The Poor Is Voluntary Compassion, Not Legally Required Justice

Does the Bible define giving to the poor as an act of mercy or justice? The question might seem like another medieval debate over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. But the answer is crucial … Read More

November 29, 2018 |

Natural Resources Are God’s Free Gift, But Human Productivity Makes Them Available

Here is something to be thankful during the Thanksgiving season: oil is free. As sunlight, air and magnetism are free, so is water, natural gas, iron, copper and other natural resources.

In the early days of socialism, before Marx, … Read More

November 21, 2018 |

Socialism Is The Gospel Of Abundance?

Reading responses to an article on the Christianity Today web site I came across a lady who asked, “Why not free universal healthcare?” Her question reminded me of children who ask simple questions such as “Why is the sun hot?” … Read More

November 12, 2018 |

Massive EU & Canada Medical Tourism To The US, But How Many Of Us Go There?

I was in a hotel in Houston recently and ran into several families from the UK who had a family member receiving medical treatment for cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center there. I have read many stories of … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Options And Futures

Buy-and-hold is the standard investment advice for rookies. They tell young people to grit their teeth through bear markets like those of 2001 and 2008 where some investors lost half their savings. They say you will eventually make back your … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Who Can We Blame For The Great Recession?

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the “Great Recession” and the media are trying to determine if we have learned anything from it. The Queen visited the London School of Economics after the “Great Recession” to ask her chief … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

Do European Social Engineers Know More About Products Than Their Actual Engineers?

Socialists love central planning, but they hate another type – planned obsolescence. According to the report “EU aims to abolish planned obsolescence,” they have banned the practice before they identified what it is.

The European Parliament now wants the European … Read More

July 26, 2018 |

The US Doesn’t Need To Protect Mideast Oil

A few weeks ago the President tweeted a threat to Saudi Arabia about its oil production:

The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help. If anything, they are driving prices … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

Clinton Advisor Claims China Will Out-Innovate US Because It Has A 5 Year Plan

Remember Laura D’Andrea Tyson? A Republican Congress and Monica Lewinsky rescued us from her leftist economics when she was Chair of the under Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. As far as we know she and Hillary were the only … Read More

June 20, 2018 |

Government Control Of Private Healthcare Based On German Fascist Model

Few Americans understand how socialist our healthcare system is. The evidence comes from the many articles that trash European socialist healthcare and refer to the US system as a free market. The truth is that the US system is … Read More

June 13, 2018 |

Anti-Freedom Book Praised By Evangelicals, Why?

Patrick Deneen’s book Why Liberalism Failed should have remained an obscure academic publication discussed on web sites such as Public Discourse. But Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalitionpublished favorable reviews. Now second hand dealers in ideas, especially preachers, will read it and its fallacies will … Read More

December 6, 2017 |

Can Conservatives and Socialists Live in This Country Together?

A few writers have wondered since the election of President Trump if the country is so fractured that another great divorce like that of the Civil War is in our future. Pew Research has provided the statistics to fuel the debate. Recently, … Read More

November 29, 2017 |

Capitalism Creates Psychos According to Professor

Socialists continually flail stuffed monster versions of capitalism they have sewn together from pieces of their fevered imaginations. Usually I just ignore them because their versions of reality are irrational and I don’t want to be the greater fool who … Read More

November 20, 2017 |

Don’t Let Socialists Ruin Thanksgiving: Here’s How

The socialist who claims to be an evangelical, Jim Wallis, posted an article in his Sojourners magazine recently encouraging families to debate politics while trying to digest turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Here is a portion:

“A … Read More

November 14, 2017 |

The Jekyll and Hyde Nature of Individualism and What it Means for China

Nobel-prize winning economist Edmund Phelps ties economic growth to the spread of individualism in his forthcoming book. A November 3 Streetwise column by James Mackintosh, “What Martin Luther Says About Capitalism,” summarizes Phelps’ book:

“The more individualistic a country is, … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

Good Management Makes for Great Investing

Investors with the time will want to imitate Warren Buffet and invest in a few good companies rather than put up with a host of losers in an index fund, but analyzing individual companies in the way that Ben Graham … Read More

October 7, 2015 |

Currency Wars Round Three

I finally got around to reading James Rickards’ 2011 book Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and really enjoyed most of it.

The best parts are the history of the currency wars, Currency War I (1921-1936), Currency … Read More

September 28, 2015 |

Academic Financial Models Ignore Human Subjectivity

Discounted cash flow (DCF) is the adjustable wrench of modern financial mechanics. Essentially, the analyst forecasts the revenue and costs for several years out and applies an appropriate discount, or interest rate, to calculate what those future dollars are … Read More

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