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Affluent Christian Investor | January 21, 2019

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January 17, 2019 |

No, NY Times, A Government Shutdown Won’t Shrink Economic Growth

While some readers of this column are perhaps already familiar with this historical anecdote, it’s worth repeating every now and then that as recently as the year 2000, the state of Ohio had more paved roads than all of Russia … 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

January 17, 2019 |

Media Ignores Socialism As Reason For Venezuelan Crisis

On December 28, ABC‘s evening world news ran a lengthy (by network news standards) description of the horrendous conditions in Venezuela that are causing near-starvation and extraordinary levels of poverty.  The story included heart-wrenching scenes of children dying from lack … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Brazil’s New President Embraces Israel (Literally) And Is World’s Best Performing Stock Market

The new president of Brazil is one of the most controversial political leaders in modern times. Some of his reputation is deserved, but a lot of it isn’t. He is despised by the liberal international elite for his anti-environmentalism, his … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Who Says States Can Nullify Federal Overreach? Madison And Jefferson

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions[1] of the late 1700s illustrated Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s rejection of the Federal government’s passing of legislation which violated their limited authority per the Union’s, not the nation’s, compact – the Constitution.  In these, Jefferson … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Why Big Funds Overlook Places Like Columbus And Why They Shouldn’t

A recent article in City Journal summarizes Columbus, Ohio’s job growth success:

“Nine years ago, when the Columbus Partnership, an organization of 65 Central Ohio CEOs, launched the Columbus 2020 initiative, which sought to add 150,000 new jobs to the regional … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

AD or ADD: 2019 Years From What?

2019 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

One of the reasons that it’s so hard to … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Why Christmas Won Over Greek Philosophy

Christmas = “The Word (Logos) became flesh” (John 1: 14)

Logos (translated as “Word”) is a Greek idea first articulated by Heraclitus (535 – 475 … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Madison’s Attack On Government Suppression Of Dissent Is Still Relevant Today

What is government?   Perhaps the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stated it best when he, in quite a Lockean affirmation, wrote,

“Government is essentially the negation of liberty…Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Stop Blaming Memphis’s Sad Present On Its Tragic Past

“Driving to my hotel, however, I saw only darkness. Vast sections of the city were total liquid black.” The city “was made largely of wood, so the bombs set off a hurricane of fire. Some three hundred thousand people were … Read More

December 28, 2018 |

No, Washington Post, The Virgin Mary Was Not A Socialist!

Recently Acts of Faith, which is a religious news and opinion page run by the Washington Post, published an article which argued that evangelical Christians avoided the Magnificat (the poem/song uttered by the Virgin Mary during her visit to her cousin, Elizabeth) … 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 28, 2018 |

Baby, It’s Cold Outside… For Free Speech

There is a common purpose in what at first appears to be unrelated moves to limit free speech.

Initially, there isn’t an evident connection between the attempts to take down old holiday songs (“Baby, it’s Cold Outside;”) the scolding of … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

The Economic Philosophy Of The Virgin Mary

The events depicted in the Gospels occur in a certain place and a certain time. The announcements of the angels, the visions, the prophecies offered by characters in them, the actions and statements of Jesus, and later the miracles of … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

It’s Not ‘Woke’ For Corporations To Dismiss What Leads To Food Abundance

Country singer Glenn Campbell died rich and very famous in Nashville in 2017. Both his wealth and fame would have been hard to fathom in consideration of his formative years in Billstown, Arkansas.

Campbell’s early life was marked by … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

Macron’s Macro-Economic Mistakes

In the past month, France has been shaken by riots surrounding President Emmanuel Macron’s imposition of a fuel tax. The protests are sending French stocks through a lot turbulence; from the commencement of the protests on Nov. 17th , … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

U.S. Fed Mumbles, Stocks Stumble

U.S. equity markets crashed, giving up earlier gains of more than 1%, after the Federal Reserve took less notice of market risks than investors had hoped.

Investors headed for the doors when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell insisted during his press … Read More

December 21, 2018 |

Why Latest Facebook Scandal Doesn’t Shock Us

is in the midst of another major sell-off after The New York Times reported that allegedly made private, personal messages of its users available to companies such as Microsoft and Netflix. According to the report, this practice started … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

Mary And The Wise Guy: Why I Wish Christopher Hitchens Had Known More History

It’s a clever line. When Christopher Hitchens used to slam Christianity he did it with style. “If we lost all our hard-won knowledge and all our archives, and all our ethics and all our morals…and had to reconstruct everything essential … 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 19, 2018 |

Trump Just Folded On The Government Shutdown: Big Mistake

Trump appears to have folded in the shutdown showdown, if the latest Fox News interview by Sarah Sanders is any indication. Sarah suggested that Trump will find the funding by other means; what those means are is not clear, and … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

Facebook Is Under Attack For Profiting While Improving Businesses

In Human Action, Austrian School eminence Ludwig von Mises calmly observed that in the business world, the businessman who fails to use his capital to the “best possible satisfaction of consumers” is “relegated to a place in which his ineptitude no … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

This Is The Only Way The American Experiment In Union Can Survive

Our Founding Fathers knew the great risk (hence the Great Experiment) they were undertaking; a massive republic, by historical standards, in the form of a republican confederation.   Would it stand the test of time, which no other republic had? … Read More

December 19, 2018 |

Hezbollah Uses Illegal Drug Trade To Threaten America

The frightening extent of Iran’s’ terrorist reach into the Western Hemisphere is becoming more clear, as law enforcement officials across the globe move to curb Hezbollah.

The Hill reports that Argentinian officials have frozen the assets of 14 people tied to … Read More

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