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Affluent Christian Investor | February 20, 2019

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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

December 17, 2018 |

Why The Founding Fathers Despised Democracy

Plato wrote in The Republic, “And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.”[1]

The Founding Fathers despised democracies.  They desired democratic principles, but not a democracy.  As Plato decrees above, a democracy can easily be commandeered to establish a totalitarian state.  The Founders inherently … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

How Charles Dickens Put A Holly Branch Through The Heart Of The Worst Economics Ever

Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

“You Just Pay For It”: How Trump And Ocasio-Cortez Think Alike

 

“Obama had zero interest to worry about; we’re paying interest, a lot of interest.”

– President Donald J. Trump, on the Fed’s interest-rate increases.

“You just pay for it.”

– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on how to finance Medicare for … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

Abolition Of Electoral College Is Attempt To Suppress Dissent

There should be greater attention paid to the comments made by Washington’s growing number of hard-left politicians.

Socialism is increasingly seen as part of the American political environment. It is more than just an an economic philosophy. Because it involves … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

The China Trade Reality Show

For at least a month, there has been no doubt that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would agree to agree at the Buenos Aires summit. The threats, remonstrations and hints of high officials were for the most part scripted. … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

Christmas Bells vs. Bell Curve Economics

The Christmas season is as good a time as ever to remind you that a probability distribution has two tails. Event distributions have been getting a lot of attention over the past several years, especially their tails.

It used … Read More

December 17, 2018 |

Tim Keller Is Wrong: Helping The Poor Is Voluntary Compassion, Not Legally Required Justice

Does the Bible define giving to the poor as an act of mercy or justice? The question might seem like another medieval debate over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. But the answer is crucial … Read More

December 13, 2018 |

Windmills Kill Birds And Warm The Earth

Throughout history, time and time again, the cure provided by do-gooders is often worse than the disease.

America continues to provide contemporary examples; the latest being our national policy promoting the use of wind energy through massive tax credits, … Read More

November 29, 2018 |

Russia Facebook ‘Meddling’ That Tilted Election Toward Trump Is Birtherism, Democrat Edition

Last month Forbes released its annual Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. As readers can probably imagine, there are countless 400 members who grew incredibly well-to-do thanks to their technological innovations, product genius, through their keen investing skills, heirs are prominent too, and then there are … Read More

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