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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2019

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September 30, 2019 |

Harvard Keynesian Admits Failures Of Spending Stimulus Plans

Keynesians believe, not only the fallacy that government confiscating the wealth of the citizenry then knowing where, when and how to spend it better than the citizens, that government spending leads to a multiplier effect.  Essentially, the more government spends … Read More

September 30, 2019 |

Self-Promotion Works Best When Promoting Others First

Recently, I was rewarded for my promotional efforts by a fellow blogger who recognized encouragement and inspiration as a gift. Ryan Biddulph often promotes other bloggers, or talks about other people’s blogs on his own blog Blogging from Paradise. More … Read More

September 30, 2019 |

Where Is The Biblical Entrepreneurial Discipleship?

There’s a saying that describes the prosperity cycles of a community, society, and nation. “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” by G. Michael Hopf from … Read More

September 9, 2019 |

China Soft Power In Hollywood, Academia, And Democratic Party

President Trump has had a tough and realistic set of foreign policies towards Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. Those nations, more accustomed to administrations that sacrifice U.S. national security in return for the ability to portray a rosy but … Read More

September 9, 2019 |

How Keynesianism Caused The Great Depression

In 1926, President Hoover, as Secretary of Commerce, stated this economic nonsense, “The very essence of great production is high wages and low prices, because it depends on upon widening….consumption, only to be obtained from the purchasing-power of high … Read More

September 9, 2019 |

Why Countries Are Poor: Economic Parasites Are Bigger Than Hosts

For a wide swath of people, profit is a dirty word. For them, it is evidence that businesses expropriate the value of labor from their employees or cheat customers by charging prices higher than the costs of production. It … 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 9, 2019 |

The Central Banks’ Time Machine Is Broken

I recently wrote about how global central banks have created an economic time machine by forcing $17 trillion worth of bond yields below zero percent, which is now 30% of the entire developed world’s supply. Now it’s time to explain … Read More

September 9, 2019 |

Market Uses Your Strengths To Serve Other’s Weakness

There was a constant reminder growing up: “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matt 26:41). Then there are the images of Christ who looked emaciated, weak, skinny, and had sunken eyes. Alternatively, that He was with children, … 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

September 3, 2019 |

Extremism At Fringe Of The GOP, But At The Core Of The Democrats

Extremism, with its absolutism, penchant for violence, and intolerance of differing views, is not desirable, whether from the left or right. There are, however, profound differences in the dangers posed by the two opposing sides, and in the manner in … Read More

September 3, 2019 |

Donald Trump’s Dance Of Defeat

As the United States and China escalate the past year’s trade dispute into full-scale economic war, the decisive fact in the conflict has gone entirely unmentioned: China has already won the critical engagement in the conflict.

It did so when … Read More

September 3, 2019 |

The Case For Underweighting China In An International Portfolio

The Chinese economy is in a bit of a trouble. The trade war and tensions in Hong Kong are certainly contributing to their weaker performance, but it’s been years since China grew at the shocking pace that once defined … Read More

September 3, 2019 |

Keynesian Economics Turns The Whole Economy Into A Gigantic Ponzi Scheme

This is a circular discussion which is not logical in its rationale.  Accordingly to Keynesians – and derived John Maynard Keynes’s texts – economic activity is presented in terms of a circular flow of money.  Dr. Frank Shostak[1] brilliantly explains this … Read More

September 3, 2019 |

Church, Remember Your Training

For veterans, every military drill instructor, instructor, leader, and trainer you have ever worked for or served with always says, “Remember your training!” How you continuously train for situations is a good indicator of how you will react in … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

Media Outlets Seem To Want A Recession

There is an intense drive on the part of the U.S. media to convince the public that a recession is in the near future. While there are always indications both positive and negative for the economic forecast, there are political … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

Government Planners Blame Global Warming For Food Shortages Caused By Government Planners

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced another special report, entitled “Climate Change and Land,” that discusses global warming, desertification, extreme weather, and other such issues that they say threatens the ability of  human populations to … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

A Biblical Approach To Engaging With Corporations

In his annual letter to corporations in 2018, Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset management company Blackrock, wrote: “Unnerved by fundamental economic changes and the failure of government to provide lasting solutions, society is increasingly looking to … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

This Mistake Collapsed Europe’s Richest Empire And Might Do The Same To Us

In a conversation with my financial advisor on Keynesian economics he explained it to me in this manner:

The government takes money from me via taxes.  (In the financial advisor’s example, they take $100 from me.) Then they borrow another … Read More

August 26, 2019 |

The Yield Curve Is Telling Us Something, But Not About The Fed

In the spring of 2013 Apple conducted a very successful, $17 billion debt offering. It was heavily oversubscribed at long and short maturities, and reflected the fact that investors trust the creditworthiness of one of the world’s most valuable corporations … Read More

August 20, 2019 |

Biden Says Don’t Worry About China; He’s Wrong

A number of leading political figures have consistently downplayed both the economic and military threat from China. Democrat presidential front-runner Joe Biden stated earlier this year, referring to China, “What are we worried about?” It was a follow-up to a comment he … Read More

August 20, 2019 |

Diversity Does Not Equal Strength

Tolerance and diversity are two sacred mantras of modern day progressivism. Nobody wants to be called a racist, but if you question these precepts from the high priests and priestesses, it seems to be de facto qualification for the … Read More

August 20, 2019 |

The Disciples Of Keynes Are Today’s ‘Flat Earthers’

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd died in 2010 as the longest serving U.S. senator of all time. While in office, Byrd predictably amassed enormous power such that he was able to shower West Virginia’s citizenry with all manner of government … Read More

August 20, 2019 |

Time To Tear Down The Wall Of Separation Between Ministry And Marketplace

“What I really wanted to talk to you was about giving to my ministry!”

That was the comment posed to my friend by his friend when discussing business. He used it as an “in” to considering his newest venture, a … Read More

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