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Affluent Christian Investor | June 19, 2019

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February 18, 2019 |

Our Society Is A Shame Factory

“Since I am an experienced sewer, tonight I am working on a special project making rape resistant shower curtains for the prisons.”

– Craig Cesal

Craig Cesal is serving a life sentence in federal prison for doing body work on trucks that … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

The Flamboyant Absurdity Of ‘Modern Monetary Theory’

“Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with good and services.” – Albert Jay Nock

In a very … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Two Years Of Global Cooling But Cuomo Attacks Energy Anyway

Many Americans are shivering from the latest arctic blast of frigid weather. At least, they can warm up in their homes and offices.  Going forward, however, they, and others throughout the world, may not have that option if climate extremists … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Wealth Equality = Stealing

In the later part of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the claims of wealth inequity run rampant.  But is this the case; and, if it is the case, is it destructive to the Great Experiment – or to … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

What Christian Leaders Usually Fail To Understand About Economics

She spoke for a lot of Americans when representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview recently said,  “I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Last Quarter Markets Got De-FAANGed

The chart below shows that for several years, growth stocks strongly outperformed value stocks. In plain terms, that means that already expensive stocks got very expensive, and already very expensive stocks then went on to get veryvery expensive.

(*Growth in blue; value in orange.)

That … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

Warnings From A Past Pope And A President About Socialism

Today in the United States there are many who not just push for “equality” but actually attempt to force it.  Our Foundering Fathers embodied equal rights, not equality.  But collectivists demand equality.  Economist Richard Vedder observed, “This obsession with equality … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

Parliament Brexit Rejection Is Continuation Of Elites Rejecting Popular Opinion

The European Union (EU) has suffered yet another setback as the British Parliament has defeated, by a vote of 432 to 202, a “Brexit” deal which sought to negate the actual effect of the June 2016 vote by the British people … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

More Tuckerism: ‘Conservative’ Journal Blames Markets For Social Ills

Media commentary tracks the business cycle. During recessions and most of the recovery, the media obsess over economic growth because tax revenues have declined. The media think we work only to feed Leviathan because without the government we would all … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

One Year Later And The Trump Tax Cut Boom Seems To Be Petering Out

The data show the trend in GDP quarterly growth from the time of the initial recovery to the latest available data.

The data clearly show the lackluster nature of the recovery from the great recession after a very short-lived … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

No, NY Times, A Government Shutdown Won’t Shrink Economic Growth

While some readers of this column are perhaps already familiar with this historical anecdote, it’s worth repeating every now and then that as recently as the year 2000, the state of Ohio had more paved roads than all of Russia … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Tucker Carlson Serves Up Warmed Over Socialism

Fox political talking-head Tucker Carlson threw a fit on TV in his first monologue of the new year. He introduced Mitt Romney’s editorial to launch his bid to replace President Trump as the GOP nominee in 2020, but only so that … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Media Ignores Socialism As Reason For Venezuelan Crisis

On December 28, ABC‘s evening world news ran a lengthy (by network news standards) description of the horrendous conditions in Venezuela that are causing near-starvation and extraordinary levels of poverty.  The story included heart-wrenching scenes of children dying from lack … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Brazil’s New President Embraces Israel (Literally) And Is World’s Best Performing Stock Market

The new president of Brazil is one of the most controversial political leaders in modern times. Some of his reputation is deserved, but a lot of it isn’t. He is despised by the liberal international elite for his anti-environmentalism, his … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Who Says States Can Nullify Federal Overreach? Madison And Jefferson

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions[1] of the late 1700s illustrated Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s rejection of the Federal government’s passing of legislation which violated their limited authority per the Union’s, not the nation’s, compact – the Constitution.  In these, Jefferson … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Why Big Funds Overlook Places Like Columbus And Why They Shouldn’t

A recent article in City Journal summarizes Columbus, Ohio’s job growth success:

“Nine years ago, when the Columbus Partnership, an organization of 65 Central Ohio CEOs, launched the Columbus 2020 initiative, which sought to add 150,000 new jobs to the regional … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

AD or ADD: 2019 Years From What?

2019 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

One of the reasons that it’s so hard to … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Why Christmas Won Over Greek Philosophy

Christmas = “The Word (Logos) became flesh” (John 1: 14)

Logos (translated as “Word”) is a Greek idea first articulated by Heraclitus (535 – 475 … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Madison’s Attack On Government Suppression Of Dissent Is Still Relevant Today

What is government?   Perhaps the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stated it best when he, in quite a Lockean affirmation, wrote,

“Government is essentially the negation of liberty…Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the … Read More

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

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