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Affluent Christian Investor | July 20, 2019

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July 10, 2019 |

Why Dem Candidates Are Going Easy On China

It is going to be difficult for Washington to overcome China’s unfair trade practices, espionage, and intellectual property theft when portions of the private sector and the Democratic Party refuse to acknowledge that the problem even exists.

In Thursday Democratic … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

June Employment Data Show Steady Economic Weakening

The unexpected 224,000 increase in US payroll employment reported last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics stood out against a wave of depressing economic data, and provoked a bounce in US bond yields from a three-year low. Viewed in … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: Government’s Role

This article provides a biblically rooted view of wealth creation and investing.  It originates from a document written for Ronald Blue & Co. (now Ronald Blue Trust) in helping create their Principles-Based Investing philosophy.  The original document’s primary contributors were Ken … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

We Don’t Need More STEM Grads, We Need Better STEM Grads

Reporting on the dismal state of American education has been a constant stream for as long as I can recall – at least back to the 1970s, and probably before if I had been old enough to pay attention.  And … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

In Search Of Christian Entrepreneurship Home School Content

I attended the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) conference over the weekend of June 13-15, 2019, to seek out homeschooling content about entrepreneurship. As I have mentioned in previous articles, good Biblically-based entrepreneurial content is lacking. My research showed there is … 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

July 2, 2019 |

Non-Voting Citizens Violates One Man, One Vote

The concept of citizenship is being questioned in the debates over whether the census should include a question on citizenship status, whether the border should be enforced, and who should have the right to vote.

Citizenship status was periodically included … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

SAT And IQ Tests’ Eugenics Roots

 

Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s new book, Late Bloomers, has an absolutely fascinating discussion about the intellectual roots of our culture of intellectual child sorting. It starts with Alfred Binet, the self-taught and late blooming psychologist, who was asked to develop … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Is Virtue More Important For The Leaders Or For The People?

American Exceptionalism rejects handing virtue over to its leaders.  The citizens of the United States certainly demand it from its leaders, as they should.  But the real virtue resides personally in each citizen, and only then can virtue shine from the … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Trump Is Talking The Dollar — And The U.S. Economy — Into Decline

Have you ever noticed that old people tend to shrink during their golden years? It’s not so much that we’re growing in height as old people are losing theirs.

This physical truth is worth keeping in mind for readers … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Today’s Pets.com And NINJA Loan Economy

The NASDAQ bubble that existed two decades ago contained a plethora of internet companies, such as Pets.com, that proved in the end to having a non-viable business model. Yet, because they enjoyed access to cheap credit, it allowed them to … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Collectivism Leads To Violence? It IS Violence

Collectivism, by design and implementation, is tyrannical and destructive, which is why it always leads to such ends.  But the irony of the collectivist belief is that it is presented as a way to achieve freedom, yet it can only … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Forbes Publisher vs. The B+ Student Suicide Epidemic

Rich Karlgaard can pinpoint the exact moment when he realized that he needed to write a book to counter the toxic culture of early achievement. The publisher of Forbes Magazine, a journalist and thought leader whose beat was technology, … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Congress Not Taking The Russian-Chinese Military Axis Seriously

A fundamental difference between leftists and progressives on one side and moderates and conservatives on the other has become apparent in the defense spending debate taking place in Congress this week.

China has developed a vast, first-rate military. It … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Is A ‘Tight’ Federal Reserve The Cause Of Buffalo, NY’s Malaise?

Buffalo, New York is seemingly the picture definition of “rust belt.” Once extraordinarily prosperous (Goldman Sachs used to have an office there), the industries that lifted it long ago are no longer relevant. We generally only hear about it during … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: When Demand Becomes The Driver

This article provides a biblically rooted view of wealth creation and investing.  It originates from a document written for Ronald Blue & Co. (now Ronald Blue Trust) in helping create their Principles-Based Investing philosophy.  The original document’s primary contributors … Read More

June 24, 2019 |

US Fed Decision Keeps Stocks Treading Water

The Federal Reserve left rates unchanged, but indicated that cuts were likely later this year. American stocks barely bounced after the Federal Open Market Committee took a decidedly dovish stance at its Wednesday meeting.

More indicative than the performance of … Read More

June 17, 2019 |

Those Who Choose Security Over Liberty Deserve Neither – And Will Get Neither

Of course, most people want security.  And there is certainly nothing wrong with this desire.  Having security helps people to focus and work towards other ends without the distraction of worrying about their safety.  But how exactly is this … Read More

June 17, 2019 |

Social Security Won’t Go Bankrupt — It Will Just Cut Your Benefits!

People are questioning whether or not the Social Security Trust Fund will go bankrupt, both retirees and current workers who have money deducted from every paycheck that pays into the fund. The answer, however, depends on what you mean … Read More

June 17, 2019 |

There Are Two Americas

The left is fond of saying that, “There are two Americas.” The slogan is meant to inspire class and race rivalry, but there is little justification for the concept.

But there are, indeed, two Americas. The U.S. has become split … Read More

June 17, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: Balancing Investment & Consumption

This article provides a biblically rooted view of wealth creation and investing.  It originates from a document written for Ronald Blue & Co. (now Ronald Blue Trust) in helping create their Principles-Based Investing philosophy.  The original document’s primary contributors … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

Illegal Immigration Fight Is About Election Fraud – Not Racism

The 2020 presidential elections are rapidly approaching, and the threat of compromising the integrity of the system due to illegal alien voting is again a grave concern. Discussions of illegal immigration issues, however, are rapidly met with false charges of … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

New York’s Disastrous Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

The New York Assembly and Senate held a joint hearing on May 28th to hear testimony regarding the New York Health Act (NYHA), with a good variety of views represented, but the underlying premise was that something is broken with New … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: An Introduction To Wealth

This article provides a biblically rooted view of wealth creation and investing.  It originates from a document written for Ronald Blue & Co. (now Ronald Blue Trust) in helping create their Principles-Based Investing philosophy.  The original document’s primary contributors … Read More

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