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Affluent Christian Investor | October 30, 2020

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October 29, 2020 |

Haile Selassie’s Grandson Warns African Americans: Marxism Leads To Blind Murder

“What happened was a catastrophic revolution that ate its own people, the very people that were members of the revolution became its victims.”

– Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie on the Marxist 1974 revolution that overthrew his grandfather, Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Conservative Critiques Of Twitter Sound Very Left-Wing Liberal

Back during the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Marco Rubio talked about student loan debt he’d run up while in college and law school. Notable about his recollections is that he indicated the debt was a past tense concept.

Well, of … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

COVID Is Not A Disruptor, It’s An Accelerator

There are a couple things going on right now at The Bahnsen Group that make this a very fun time of year, and a very fun edition of the Dividend Cafe.  I wrote last week about the annual money manager … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Open Letter From Investors In Funds Which Hold Netflix About ‘Cuties’ And Child Exploitation

Various investors and financial advisors who have Netflix in their, or their clients’, portfolios have asked me if there is something they can do in response to the deplorable marketing of the film ‘Cuties’ by Netflix. I would suggest … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Ballot Fraud As An Election Strategy

Rarely has there been so much emphasis on eliminating safeguards to ballot security.

Nevada is the latest, passing a 100-page bill in a “special session” that allows, along with mail-in ballots, “ballot harvesting,” which permits partisan ballot collectors to gather ballots and … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Reining In The Proxies: A Letter To Secretary Of Labor Eugene Scalia

In September, the Department of Labor proposed a rule that seeks to reaffirm the principle that pension plans’ main focus should be the financial well-being of their beneficiaries, and asked for comments from interested parties. This rule aims to undo … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

We Have Nothing To Fear From China

China scares people. American Compass has a section dedicated to fearing China. Recently, David Goldman came out with a new book that promotes the same fear: ‘You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World’. That’s a great title. For … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Income And Life Damage On The Homefront

One of the most significant impacts on income inequality over the last 50 years has been the dramatic change in single mother households. From 1960 to 2011, the number of single mother households has shot from 7.3 percent to 25.3 … Read More

October 29, 2020 |

Society Is Better When Assumptions Match Reality

It is amazing to me to contemplate that there are seven and a half billion people in the world, and yet none of them are identical. Even identical twins, though they may share genetic material, cannot live in same … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Reforming Capitalism Leads To Socialism

A professor of business and public policy at the University of Oxford asked in a recent article published in Forbes, Why do attempts at reforming capitalism fail?. The author gets many things wrong because he has learned only mainstream economics. For … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Open Letter From Financial Advisors To Netflix About ‘Cuties’ And Child Exploitation

Financial advisors who have Netflix in their clients’ portfolios have asked me if there is something they can do in response to the deplorable marketing of the film ‘Cuties’ by Netflix. I would suggest that if you have Netflix … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Is China Funding BLM?

America is not immune to the conditions that have allowed totalitarians to rise to power.

Black Lives Matter and Antifa have made threats and violence part of everyday American political life. Both organizations have successfully assisted in the support of … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Taking Risks With Other People’s Money

There is an old financial term called OPM, Other People’s Money. It describes the way that business owners and managers obtain funds from other people to leverage the capital that they put into a business. It is a legitimate way … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

The New York Times And Trump’s Critics Can’t Have It Both Ways

The internet is a long time. More realistically, the internet is forever.

This is a worthwhile jumping off point in consideration of the latest whine from the perpetually outraged about the Trump administration allegedly providing crucial “inside information” to investors … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

Defending Pensions

This summer, the Department of Labor proposed a rule that seeks to reaffirm the principle that pension plans’ main focus should be the financial well-being of retirees, and asked for comments from interested parties. As Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia put … Read More

October 20, 2020 |

An Unnecessary Concern About Income Inequality

A concern with income inequality is that the gap between the top 1 percent income earners and the bottom 99 percent has become astronomically wider since the 1970s – increasing by 275 percent from 1979 to 2007.[1]  This data … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

Open Letter From Netflix Shareholders About ‘Cuties’ And Child Exploitation

A number of shareholders of Netflix have asked us if there is something they can do in response to the deplorable marketing of the film ‘Cuties’ by Netflix. I would suggest that if you are a shareholder of Netflix … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

No Longer Operating Under The Original Intent

In essence we are no longer operating under the Original Intent of the founding of this country. Since subtracting wealth from the top and adding it to a lower level is mathematically a zero net gain, the economy does not … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

What This New Economic CAT Scan Shows About This Recession

In the prior article, I explained how a new statistic, Gross Output (GO) uses free-market insights to get a deeper look into the economy than Keynesian statistics such as GDP and GNP.

Now that we know it’s a better … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

Post Election Violence?

The United States may face unprecedented violence in the last two months of 2020.

If President Trump is re-elected, riots on a massive scale may be billed as a protest against his continued leadership. If Biden succeeds, the Left will … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

Investor Lessons From A World Of Doing Something

The new normal in six words

There is a principle at play in all aspects of the economy right now – from fiscal policy to monetary policy to regulatory policy to state and county medical policy to nearly any … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

Finance Prof’s New Book Challenges Stagnation, Division Mindset

I recently interviewed Alex Edmans about his game-changing new book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies iver Both Purpose and Profit. I call it “game-changing” not as a cliché for important or interesting, but with a more literal and specific meaning. … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

This Is The Big Lie

If you tell a big enough lie, and tell it often and loud enough, people will believe it is true. The Nazis and Soviets had it down to a science, with their propaganda ministers, like most totalitarian states. Modern day … Read More

October 13, 2020 |

From Individualism To Anarchy

It is my right to kill my own child, it is my right to undergo brutal and barbaric surgery to change my gender, it is my right to torch and loot businesses, topple public monuments and terrorize neighborhoods (if … Read More

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