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Affluent Christian Investor | December 7, 2019

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December 5, 2019 |

Another South American Country Rejects Leftist Dictatorship

Bolivians have rejected attempts to destroy democracy. Clearly, they did not want to become another Venezuela.

The situation, according to the U.S. State Department, unfolded over the course of several years.

The 2009 constitution limits a president to two consecutive terms … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Stop Calling The Deep State ‘Public Servants’

People who work for the government, elected, appointed, or otherwise installed, are typically called public servants, that their role is to serve the public, to do what is good for the people in society. That understanding is naive. People who … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Weak Consumption, Economy Could Sink Trump Re-Election Bid

US President Donald Trump’s case for re-election in 2020 comes down to his economic record. New forecasts from two Federal Reserve banks, though, warn of near-recession conditions just as the presidential election campaign is getting underway.

Both the New York … 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

December 5, 2019 |

For Election 2020, The Trump Team Floats A Keynesian Tax Cut

Arguably the most important passage of Walter Isaacson’s book, The Innovators, was something that readers largely glossed over. In his history of Silicon Valley and the geniuses who made it, Isaacson noted that the initial wealth behind these technological iconoclasts was … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Elizabeth Warren’s Great Depression Economics, Part 2

In my first article of this series of four articles, Elizabeth Warren’s Great Depression Economics, Part 1, I proposed that we can know and understand future economic results by knowing and understanding past economic patterns and the results they generated. In … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

The Currency Of Self-Control: How Saying No Can Lead To Financial Growth

Self-control is the ability to restrain ourselves from making poor decisions simply for a temporary happiness high.

It’s reported that Thomas Jefferson once said,

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Watchmen Series Reveals ‘Black Wall Street’, But Ignores Biblical Roots

The HBO’s Watchman series begins season one, episode one briefly telling the story of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Black Wall Street racial riot/massacre in June 1921 to create an alternative reality of Tulsa in 2019.

After our Civil War ended, we … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Paul: Apostle Of Capitalism

People with means should help those without means. This has not been affirmed by many societies in history. But with the spread of Christianity the idea has taken root that we all have an obligation to help others.

Weirdly, this … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

Priced For Perfection

The stock market has now priced in a perfect resolution for all of its erstwhile perils. Wall Street Shills would have you believe that since the Fed has turned dovish it will always be able to push stocks higher. The … Read More

December 5, 2019 |

TAO (The Angry Ones) Of Socialism

Sometimes I think I am just going crazy.

You know, how you feel when you start drawing comparisons between disparate phenomenon, then you think, “I must be nuts to connect these!”

Recently, watching some self-absorbed ‘woke’ young ranting and raving … Read More

November 26, 2019 |

Elizabeth Warren’s Great Depression Economics, Part 1

Elizabeth Warren is currently being credited as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination and the one who will go head-to-head with President Trump. So what would a Warren Administration look like (or any of the current democratic potential nominees, for … Read More

November 26, 2019 |

Ignoring The Threat To The First Amendment

  

To Americans, engaging in free speech is as basic a concept as breathing. That is why the dire and unprecedented threats to the First Amendment are not taken with any significant level of seriousness.

The concepts enshrined in the … 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

November 26, 2019 |

The Great Conservative Crack-Up Over China

Gordon Chang is the author of a book titled The Coming Collapse of China. This likely explains why editorial pages and cable news shows frequently seek his thoughts on the country. Alarmism sells, and Chang brings it about China in spades.

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November 26, 2019 |

Trump Is Laying His Own Trap

Donald Trump has demonstrated many times over his incredible game-playing ability, getting his opponents to overplay their hands and to shoot themselves in the foot, and it is fun to see. He knows how to get things done, and … Read More

November 26, 2019 |

5G Policy ‘Biggest Strategic Disaster In U.S. History’

A prominent Republican who advises President Donald Trump called America’s 5G strategy “the biggest strategic disaster in US history.” US efforts to impede China’s telecom giant Huawei from dominating the global market in fifth-generation mobile broadband have failed, while incompetent … Read More

November 26, 2019 |

The Currency Of Contentment: How Avoiding Happiness Can Impact Your Financial Position

If you learn to manage this special “currency” well, it will help you to avoid financial ruin.

In the public marketplace we often hear about purchasing power, buying power, and how strong the dollar is. These references are to … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years

The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.”[1]  The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal goes like this:

Capitalists and speculators went wild … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Venezuela Elected To The Human Rights Council – You Read That Right

Any doubt that the United Nations has failed to live up to its supposed commitment to human rights has been authoritatively dissolved, as Venezuela has won a contested seat on its Human rights Council. Nations such as Cuba and China, … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Capitalism Sustains Development; Socialism Sustains Poverty

We have witnessed a dramatic decrease in the percentage of the world population living in extreme poverty over the last few decades. The United Nations likes to attribute it to its Sustainable Development Goals and its amazing government-run programs for … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Wall Street Puts More Real Estate Investment In High-Tax States

The latest version of Truth In Accounting’s “Financial State of States” report is out, detailing the fiscal status of every state in the union, and the implied financial burden on the taxpayer from state spending.

“At the end of the fiscal year … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

How To Build ‘Character Currency’

I work in an industry where currency is central. Whether we are speaking of domestic fiat currency, foreign fiat currency, or the currency of real property and commodities; currency is a critical component to financial services.

Our goal is … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

The Only Path To Economic Equalization Is Tyranny

Many complain that there is greater differential between the wealthiest and the least wealthy – but there must be in order to prosper without tyranny. The key indicator to watch is, as President Kennedy referenced, the level of wealth increasing … Read More

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