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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2019

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Posts ByRoger McKinney, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

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

June 14, 2019 |

When The Fed Creates Money, Who Gets It?

The stock market rocketed recently on news that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates. People speculated that it may do so because of tanking economies in the rest of the world, President Trump’s trade wars, the slowing US economy, … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

Tucker Joins Bernie And AOC In Attacking Free Market System Again

Tucker Carlson recently joined socialists Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders in exhuming the medieval zombie of usury and directed it to attack credit card companies. However, their definition of usury, interest rates greater than 15%, advertises their ignorance of … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

Another Billionaire Bites The Invisible Hand That Feeds Him

Hayek wrote in Intellectuals and Socialismthat, “The main task of those who believe in the basic principles of the capitalist system must frequently be to defend this system against the capitalists–indeed the great liberal economists, from Adam Smith to the present, … Read More

May 20, 2019 |

Economist’s Love Of Fed Is Really Love Of Power

Harvard economist Greg Mankiw thought President Trump’s nominations of Herbert Cain and Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board would sully the reputation of his mistress. Sounding like a teenage girl with a crush, or sportscasters talking about their favorite … Read More

April 16, 2019 |

‘Progressive’ Christianity Is Actually Regressive Medievalism

The religious left refers to their ideology as “progressive Christianity,” even though their economic ideas regress to the middle ages and most deny the fundamental truths of Christianity that Jesus is God and he rose from the dead. Still, the … Read More

March 13, 2019 |

Socialism Is Not About Sharing – It’s About Killing

When I comment on articles about socialism on or web sites like Christianity Today or Patheos, I often get the response that socialism is just sharing and I wonder where they got such an idea. After all, if you … Read More

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

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