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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2020

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August 5, 2020 |

The Best Investment We Can Make With Our Money

Making decisions about where and how to invest your money is difficult. If it were easy there would not be 24-hour financial news channels, endless articles on the next hot investment, and thousands of financial advisors across the country. When … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

How Conservatives Can Combat ‘Woke’ Shareholders

With contributions by Charles Bowyer. Published May 27th, 2020.

In the battle over woke capitalism, conservatives have largely been MIA. Ideologues on the left, although relatively small in number, have not, and the results are there for all to see. … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Does Money Really Make Us Happy?

A few years ago, I travelled to Peru. I wasn’t there for mission work or any noble cause, I was simply visiting to feed my love of travel, learn about a new culture, and put my recent Spanish lessons to … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

The Threat To Free Speech Is Real

Several years ago, in a Washington Times opinion piece, I wrote that major social media sites such as should be treated as public utilities. Government should not be allowed to censor or control these outlets. However, just as an … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Even Angels Couldn’t Make Socialism Work

Before the collapse of the USSR, Russian workers would say, “We pretend to work and the government pretends to pay us.” Today, people who favor free markets often say that socialism would work if humans were angels, pointing to the … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Will Vaccines Become A Bridge To Nowhere?

The monthly U.S. budget deficit for June 2020 was a heart-stopping record $864 billion. For reference, last year’s deficit for all of fiscal 2019 was just under $1 trillion. In other words, the June deficit was almost as much … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Financial Certainty In A Time Of Global Uncertainty

You’ll only have to read a few sections of today’s Dividend Cafe to be reminded of the uncertainty that exists around the world today.  Europe may seem to have rectified some parts of their uncertainty, but they invited new uncertainties … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

When Do Emerging Markets Tend To Outperform Developed Markets?

We previously established that emerging markets (EM) tend to outperform developed markets (DM) a majority of the time. When does EM outperform DM? Is there a pattern to this over time?

The chart below shows the correlation between level of … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

Far Left And Far Right Are Not Very Far Apart

The political divide is typically envisioned as left versus right, with the Democrats on the left and the far left being socialism, and Republicans on the right, with the far right being fascism. While there are obvious and significant … Read More

July 29, 2020 |

A Fool’s Errand

Franklin Roosevelt’s tone and message in his second inaugural speech revealed his collectivist direction of social justice and wealth redistribution. Lord Acton squarely refuted this practice and revealed its strangulation of freedom and liberty – its opposition to American Exceptionalism. … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Things The Media Don’t Tell You

The 21st century has seen extraordinary events involving pandemics, riots, impeachment attempts, international threats, and other near-apocalyptic issues. Much of the media’s presentation of related news has reflected partisan views rather than actual facts.

Reporting on foreign affairs has been tainted … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Ticking Time Clock On Stimulus 4.0

I wrote last week about an understanding of “trade-offs” being one of the defining characteristics of a grown-up, and what that means when applied to the life of an investor.  Indeed, we make decisions around our finances every day that … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Why Black Lives Matter To Me

Black lives matter to me, a lot. I have many friends whose skin color is different from mine, and each one matters to me. “Black Lives Matter,” the organized movement, also matters, but for a different reason. I have … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Should Smart Investors Be Overweighted To NY Office Buildings?

Large coastal cities with high population density are under tremendous pressure from recent crises. In fact, they were already under significant pressure due to changes in the tax code, which took effect in 2016 and significantly reduced the tax deductibility … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Tax Cuts Trigger Dopey Liberals, California Triggers Conservatives

There’s no convincing the dopey left of what is a basic truth: there’s no such thing as government spending. Governments only have resources insofar as they arrogate to themselves production that always and everywhere takes place in the private … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Solomon On Social Media And Strife

There are a lot of things to argue about and many important issues. That seems to justify writing one’s own opinion on social media and sharing links pertinent to these issues. That is understandable. That reasoning affects me as … Read More

July 20, 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 … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

The Only Good Economic Model

In essence the only good economic model and practice has God at the center; God’s Law, which is the Natural Law of economics. The American Union developed this understanding and behavioral pattern in the 1600s and 1700s. The Puritan clergy … Read More

July 20, 2020 |

Fiscal Cliffs And The Self-Destructing Treasury

We can all be very confident that there will be no change to monetary policy for a very, very long time. But there is a fiscal cliff coming—and indeed has already begun.

It is clear that Mr. Powell is all-in … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

Antifa: The Left-Wing Version Of Fascism

Antifa, the group that fancies itself as the face of modern anti-fascism, has a handbook. Really. It is named, appropriately enough, Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. The author, Mark Bray, also wrote Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, and co-edited Anarchist Education … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

Of COVID-19 And Witch Burning

René Girard said that we didn’t stop burning witches because we discovered modern science, we discovered modern science because we stopped burning witches.

The idea is that the Bible, Hebrew ideas about victims mediated via the Christianization of the West … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

The Left Sells Socialism With Race

Read the history of the early days of socialism in Hayek’s masterpiece, The Counter-revolution in Science, and you’ll notice that socialism began life as a substitute for Christianity. They offered their own version of the doctrine of original sin: people … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

Systemic Racism Is Real, But Not What You’ve Been Told

Let’s talk a little bit about ‘systemic racism’. That’s a rally phrase for the left and a wretch phrase for the right, probably because of the way the left shoved it down the throats of the country.

But let’s … Read More

July 13, 2020 |

What’s Happened To Oil Prices In 2020, And Why

This week’s Dividend Cafe is a long and juicy one – lots of topics, lots of practical subjects (see list below), and plenty for the wonky types and those who loathe such verbose diversions.  But what is most important … Read More

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