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Affluent Christian Investor | August 19, 2019

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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

June 14, 2019 |

How Christian Individualism Rebuilt The World Economy After WWII

In the past three articles, I referred to Training Within Industry, TWI – see here, here, and here. During the WWII era, the TWI program released a training manual on economics called the JET (Job Economics Training) manual.

TWI’s JET training adheres to the … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

How I Nailed The May Payroll Bust

The Labor Department reported this morning that the US economy added just 75,000 nonfarm jobs in May, below the lowest estimate in the Bloomberg consensus survey, which called for an increase of 175,000.

That is, not a single Wall Street … Read More

June 14, 2019 |

When The Fed Creates Money, Who Gets It?

The stock market rocketed recently on news that the Federal Reserve may cut interest rates. People speculated that it may do so because of tanking economies in the rest of the world, President Trump’s trade wars, the slowing US economy, … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

Tucker Joins Bernie And AOC In Attacking Free Market System Again

Tucker Carlson recently joined socialists Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders in exhuming the medieval zombie of usury and directed it to attack credit card companies. However, their definition of usury, interest rates greater than 15%, advertises their ignorance of … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

The Managers Who Rebuilt After WWII Understood Why Government Is A Growth Drag

The Training Within Industries (TWI) program (see Roots of Lean: TWI) developed and deployed during WWII developed and released a training manual on economics to train our workforce in the factories during its tenure on what constituted good economics.   It … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

We’re Called Not To Reflect, But To Refract Him In The Marketplace

At our weekly Men In Adventure meeting, visiting Pastor Rob Cupp’s theme for the week came from 1 Peter 3:8-4:19, “I am Called SO I am different!” Compared with secular businesses, we’re to be productive, but not perfect, and visibly … Read More

June 3, 2019 |

Conservative Arguments Against Huawei Contradict What Conservatives Used To Believe

“Fail often to succeed faster” is accepted wisdom in Silicon Valley. Failure is the path to success simply because it produces the information that makes success possible. At Valley movie eminence Pixar, they rush to their problems. Basically they frontload … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

Another Billionaire Bites The Invisible Hand That Feeds Him

Hayek wrote in Intellectuals and Socialismthat, “The main task of those who believe in the basic principles of the capitalist system must frequently be to defend this system against the capitalists–indeed the great liberal economists, from Adam Smith to the present, … Read More

May 28, 2019 |

Joe Biden And Even Many Top GOP Officials Have Major Ties To Chinese Money

President Trump’s trade negotiations with China have revealed a great deal about American politics and the current psyche of far too many.

From a purely logical perspective, the move to rein in China’s rapacious practices of intellectual property theft, espionage, … Read More

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