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Affluent Christian Investor | January 24, 2018

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October 4, 2017 |

Meet Mrs Katharine Luther: The Secret of the West’s Economic Success

Five hundred years ago my country, India, had more wealth than Europe. Then came a dramatic change. Some European countries began to develop faster than the rest of the world.

What happened?

It is tempting to credit the West’s success … Read More

October 3, 2017 |

Beyond Near-Term Worries: What’s the Next Big Thing? And What Can Investors Do About It?

Authored by Bob Doll

While it may sound like a cliché, there is some truth to the idea that we are living in tumultuous times. The current equity bull market was born on March 6, 2009, when the S&P 500 … Read More

September 25, 2017 |

An Investment Decision-Making Framework Based on Timeless Principles

Authored by Vince Birley

Introduction

For the past 17 years I was the Chief Strategy Officer for Ronald Blue & Co. This organization has helped thousands of clients seek to achieve financial peace of mind and meet their financial goals … Read More

September 25, 2017 |

Shorting the Welfare State

When you think about the economy you probably only include your household as an afterthought.

The economy is big, and your household is small. The economy includes markets, factories, currency, and monetary policy. When it comes to your household … Read More

September 25, 2017 |

It’s HuffPo, Not Conservatives Who Are Interested in Demi Lovato’s Sex Life

It’s actually the sexual liberationist left, not the moral conservatives, who obsess about, and take a prurient interest in, other people’s sexuality and private lives. Social conservatives are interested in understanding and defending valid moral and social norms connected to … Read More

September 22, 2017 |

The American Experiment Can Fail

This week I gave my first lecture for the semester in the course in Constitutional Interpretation at Princeton. I say “the” course, rather than “my” course, because it is not “mine” in the sense that other courses I teach are … Read More

September 21, 2017 |

President Trump, it Would be Immoral to Totally Destroy North Korea

My friend and frequent co-author Patrick Lee has an important message for Catholics and others who subscribe to historic Christian principles of morality, including those pertaining to the use of military force:

“I’m not sure how serious President Trump … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

A Half Century of Financial Extraction: How Our Political Class Exploited Our Producer Class

Here’s how it works. The U.S. government spends more than it takes in, lots more. So how do we keep interest rates low? Our central bank creates money and lends it to The U.S. Department of the Treasury. Okay, so … Read More

September 19, 2017 |

No, Conservatives Are Not Saying Gays Can’t Marry

There’s an especially stupid “argument” one often hears according to which supporting the legal definition of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife is “telling people who they can and can’t marry.” Of course, a moment’s reflection … Read More

September 14, 2017 |

Britains Greatest Gift to India

I have been invited to present to the Members of Parliament in London the case for the Bible as The Book that Made Your World. This is fitting since the Bible is the greatest gift that the British gave to India.

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September 13, 2017 |

Response to Those Who Wonder Whether Hurricane is Judgment of God

Michael Brown, on the right, and the Daily Kos on the fringe left have been thinking out loud about the idea that the disaster in Texas is the judgement of God. Thankfully Brown pulls back from that conclusion:

Hurricanes, Solar … Read More

September 13, 2017 |

Is There Hope for the Nation?

Fatalism, pessimism, escapism have paralysed many cultures. Optimism is one characteristic that explains the West’s amazing progress. Where did it come from?

Thomas Hobbes, an atheist philosopher noted that “Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

Gautam Buddha, India’s … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

SEX: The Secret of the West’s Economic Success

England began colonising the Indian sub-continent in 1757. By 1850s Indian thinkers began asking what made a small island such as England so powerful? Indian writers such as Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar came to an astonishing conclusion: one of the West’s … Read More

September 11, 2017 |

North vs. South Korea, Opposite Responses to the Gospel

Pyongyang was once known as the “Jerusalem of the East”, because it was the center of evangelization of the Asian world. My impression is that Korea illustrates the principle that when the gospel comes to a people they are inevitably … Read More

September 7, 2017 |

The Secret of the Scientific Revolution

Why was science born in Europe? Why not in India, China, or Egypt?

Why did the scientific revolution take off in the 16th-17th centuries? Why not in ancient Greece, medieval Christianity, Muslim Middle-East?

Peter Bond, an Australian sociologist, spent seven … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

Harvey Can Be a Judgment Without Being a Punishment

Some thoughts about Harvey and the economy. Natural disasters don’t have to be economic disasters. When societies are unhealthy and brittle they often are shattered by hurricanes, tsunami, earthquakes. These disasters often trigger regime change or attempts at regime change. … Read More

September 6, 2017 |

Bible is Pro-Nation, Anti-Empire

Following the Persian Wars, Europe adopted Middle-Eastern, Pagan idea of ‘Empire’ and suffered under competing empires: Greek, Roman, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Austrian, Russian, British, German etc.

The Roman Catholic Church baptized the Pagan idea of Empire as “Christendom” – … Read More

September 5, 2017 |

Paganism vs. Labor

The ‘greatest’ of the ancient pagan thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle and Cicero had contempt for manual labor. They thought it distorted the body and the mind. Aristotle said that there were three kinds of knowledge: Theory, Action (by … Read More

August 31, 2017 |

Are We About to Repeat the Same Mistake that Resulted in the Noahic Flood?

Scientists recently genetically edited viable human embryos to fix a genetic defect that can cause sudden cardiac death, according to a front page Wall Street Journal article in early August of this year.

While welcome news for those suffering from … Read More

August 24, 2017 |

You Say You Would Have Been Anti-Slavery? Then Answer This Question

Undergraduates say the darndest things. When discussing the history of racial injustice, I frequently ask them what their position on slavery would have been had they been white and living in the South before abolition. Guess what? They all would … Read More

August 23, 2017 |

Time to Stop Exploiting Criminal Violence for Political Gain

Five police officers are murdered by racially motivated black extremist Micah Xavier Johnson in Dallas. Ideologues on the right see an opportunity to seize the moral high ground, work up their base, and use the crime to smear people … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Investing When Euphoric Part 2

Last year a good friend Theo was bending your ear at the coffee shop about how he’d made an absolute killing in his investments. He shows you the returns and, sure enough this guy, whom you’ve apparently not given … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

Why Are Conservatives Afraid to Call Out Anti-White Culture by Name?

Friends, we must take the rise of the alt-right and white nationalism seriously. Alas, it cannot merely be waved away as something so marginal as to pose no future threat. A bit of evidence for that arrived in my email … Read More

August 21, 2017 |

Alt-Right and Control-Left: Time for Control-Alt-Delete

Lee didn’t want confederate monuments built, and didn’t want the flag flown. He had the sense to know that the confederate cause was lost, and the only way forward was…forward. Enough with the confederate nostalgia. They weren’t good old … Read More

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