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Affluent Christian Investor | September 28, 2020

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August 28, 2020 |

Educated Young Leftists Most Likely To Fire Over Politics

A new survey by the Cato Institute has major implications for woke capitalism. The survey has revealed the extent to which the artificial corporate monoculture has poisoned our discourse and made it perilous for anyone outside the left to be open about … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

The Economy Needs More Than A Vaccine

The hype and hope being promulgated by Wall Street and D.C. is that the imminent and well-advertised approval of vaccines will bring the economy back to what they characterize as its pre-pandemic state of health. However, even if these … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

How Capitalism Suppresses Greed

Mention capitalism and the average person will fire back with, “What about greed?” They assume that capitalism is founded on greed and couldn’t survive without it, or that it rewards greed so that people are much greedier under capitalism than … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

“We’re All Ideologues Now”

I think most people know that the way someone interprets the political scene is largely determined by their own political ideology (as it should be).  Apart from the personality aspects that may enter the fray, most people have a set … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

Slavery Wasn’t A “White Blessing” Either

Pastor Louis Giglio of Passion City Church recently said something that got him in hot water:

“We missed the blessing of slavery that it actually built up the framework for the world that white people live in—and so a … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

‘Automatic Stabilizers’ Would Exacerbate The Pain Of Recessions

A rich man once told me something that surprised me. He was once not rich.

Understand that his formerly deprived circumstances weren’t the surprise. The U.S. is happily dense with people who came up from nothing.

In this man’s case … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

Do Emerging Markets Beat Developed Markets?

Countries with stock markets are classified at frontier, emerging (EM), and developed (DM), in order from least wealthy and developed to most.  Of course, a natural question would be “Which markets tend to perform better?”

Let’s look at the most … Read More

August 28, 2020 |

Equality Of Outcome Is Marxism

It is absolutely absurd to try to have some central authority managing the exchanges and outcomes of Americans in order to achieve equality.  It is extraordinarily better to allow the “impersonal forces,” as economist Friedrich Hayek describes them, to impartially … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Wealthy In “Mad Rush To Leave San Francisco”

San Francisco is a great city and an entrepreneurial powerhouse. It produces 2.72% of the nation’s economic output (as measured by GDP, the most common measure of economic growth), while it only comprises 1.43% of the population. So, with a GDP per person … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Is A Vaccine Coming For Markets?

The first week of August started off surprisingly strong, with further moves higher in all market indices, and much “less bad” economic data than has been expected.  “Less bad than expected” is a consistent theme right now, and it evokes … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Tulsa Massacre: The Loser Class vs. Black Entrepreneurs

Here is my latest audio and video commentary for Salem.

President Trump is officially launching his re-election campaign on June 20th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before Tulsa’s black residents were massacred by a racist mob in 1921, Tulsa was home to … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Dear Keynesians, Last Week’s GDP ‘Catastrophe’ Mocks Your Dopey Religion

At risk of sending some readers into shock in consideration of how much they, their parents, the federal government, or all three spent on their college education, odds are they learned very little if their major was economics. That is … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Step-By-Step Tyranny

A crucial step in replacing America’s freedom-centric paradigm with a socialist, authoritarian model is destroying the institutions that safeguard personal liberty. Freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the limitations on federal authority, all of these crucial provisions within the Bill … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Centralized Efforts Are Absurd

In his masterpiece Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville’s dismissal of centralized efforts to improve inequality is at the center of his thesis and his observations of America and the American people. He opens his treatise — in fact, the … Read More

August 10, 2020 |

Terror In America

If you know the facts about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, you aren’t very alarmed, you don’t take heroic measures such as always wearing your life-saving equipment (mask) and, you don’t lose a lot of sleep over the … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Media Should Be Concentrating On Chinese Concentration Camps, Not Trump Controversies

Maajid Nawaz, a British moderate Muslim activist, has begun a hunger strike to protest China’s abuse of religious minorities. He has also organized a petition that, if successful, could lead to Britain imposing sanctions on China.

While the media is … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Twitter’s Partial Impartiality

With contributions by Charles Bowyer.

When CEO Jack Dorsey testified in front of Congress in 2018, he declared: “ does not use political ideology to make any decisions. … We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Why Are People Still Socialists?

As Democrat politicians across the country from mayors to Congressmen and Senators openly demand socialism for the U.S., capitalists should wonder why free market economics hasn’t survived the onslaught of socialism for the past 150 years? Laissez-faire reigned in the … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

This Is The Crucial Step In Getting People To Give Up Freedom For Authoritarianism

Americans like to believe that they are unlike the people of Russia who succumbed to the oppression of Communism, Germans who surrendered to Nazi rule, or Venezuelans who gave in to Marxism.

They believe that the legacy of fighting for … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Should Smart Investors Be Overweighted To NY Apartments?

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article titled Escape From New York City (April 21, 2020). It tells the story of several couples who left the city seemingly for good. This article was written before the recent disruptions.

Speaking about one … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

How Powerful Is The Fed?

There are few things people want me to opine on these days more than what I think will happen to the market in light of all the COVID and economic uncertainty, and what I think about big tech in light … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Good And Bad Behavior Are Both Habit-Forming

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Famer Boy, there is a story about Almonzo and his father going fishing—especially about the effort it required to decide to fish.. It begins thus:

Sometimes he woke in the morning and heard rain drumming on … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

$1900 Gold Will Depress Growth — So Did $1200, $500, And $36 Gold

If Tom Brady wanted, he could be the NFL’s fastest player. His personal trainers or someone on the Tampa Bay staff would simply need to redefine two seconds as one second, at which point Brady’s 6+ second 40-yard dash time … Read More

August 5, 2020 |

Constitution Of Liberty

In his book, The Constitution of Liberty, Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek disclosed that, “Not only has liberty nothing to do with any other sort of equality, but it is even bound to produce inequality in many respects. This is the … Read More

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