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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2019

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August 12, 2019 |

Antifa Violence Is Not An Outlier For The Left

Those searching for the reasons that American politics has become so discordant need look no further than the events of July. The Progressive Left’s actions — in assaulting journalists, slandering and threatening the political opposition, and attempting to dismantle constitutional … Read More

August 12, 2019 |

How Not To Restore American Industry

For every complex problem,” H. L. Mencken said, “there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” Then there are answers that aren’t even wrong, but merely irrelevant—for example, the notion that a weaker U.S. dollar exchange rate will … Read More

August 12, 2019 |

Gun Bans Don’t End Gun Violence, They Create It

Do Leftists believe gun bans will make guns evaporate?

Approximately 5 to 10 million AR-15 style rifles exist in America according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. If we were to ban these guns outright tomorrow, would they just vanish into … Read More

August 12, 2019 |

Someone Should Remind Trump That Investment Powers All Economic Growth

“Inflation is a tax on money, wealth creation, income, and work effort. Inflation is a devastating tax on savings. But low inflation is a tax cut. By enhancing the value of financial assets, price stability rewards patient savers and investors. … Read More

August 12, 2019 |

Searching For Biblical Entrepreneurship At The Western Conservative Summit

I attended this year’s Western Conservative Summit 2019 (WCS), my third and this time as part of the press corps. Per the WCS press release, “There were over 2,300 attendees from 39 states heard from over 50 speakers, attended over … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

Healthcare System Democrats Want Has Already Failed In Sweden

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your health insurance plan. Period.” That was the mantra that we heard over and over when the so-called Affordable … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

What The World Doesn’t Need Now Is Lower Rates

The Q2 earnings season is upon us and the risks to the rally that started after the worst December on record at the close of last year is in serious jeopardy. We received a glimpse of this with some of … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

Will The Democratic Conventions Be As Violent As 1968?

During their demonstration held Saturday, June 30, in downtown Portland, Antifa (anti-fascist) marchers swinging baseball bats beat an elderly man and one who came to his defense. Then they beat journalist Andy Ngo, leaving him with serious head injuries.

Recently, Alexandria … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

The Worst Argument For A Recession

The unforced error it will be difficult to wish away

It is becoming more clear that the business expansion underway before the trade war has taken on water that it may not be able to drain away even if … Read More

July 30, 2019 |

All Spending Is Not Equal

As every family knows, all spending is not equal. Repairing a busted roof, for example, has priority over taking a luxury vacation.  Families also understand that timely budgeting and planning are the most efficient ways to use income. It’s a … Read More

July 23, 2019 |

Will Fed Easing Turn Out Like ’95 Or ‘07?

You should completely understand that the market is dangerously overvalued and that global economic growth has slowed to a crawl along with S&P 500 earnings. However, you must also be wondering when the massive overhang of unprecedented debt levels, artificial … Read More

July 23, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: The Bible On Money & Saving

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

July 23, 2019 |

Deflation, Demand, And The Federal Reserve

Equity investors buy when the Fed is easy and sell when the Fed is tight as surely as Pavlov’s dogs salivated when they heard the dinner bell. The market got a bit ahead of itself with apocalyptic expectations about the … Read More

July 23, 2019 |

WSJ’s Greg Ip’s Version Of The Gold Standard Isn’t The Gold Standard

Who knows when exactly, but sometime a few millennia ago people began to specialize. Simplified, some produced wheat, some hunted for meat, and others grew corn. That’s when money came into the picture.

Not a creation of the state, money … Read More

July 23, 2019 |

Despite STEM Test Score Doomsayers, America Continues To Prosper

In my previous article I argued that today’s engineering education is focused on research engineering so, therefore, it is not serving and properly educating most engineers in knowledge and skills that are needed for their vocation.  While good, deep, … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

Why Dem Candidates Are Going Easy On China

It is going to be difficult for Washington to overcome China’s unfair trade practices, espionage, and intellectual property theft when portions of the private sector and the Democratic Party refuse to acknowledge that the problem even exists.

In Thursday Democratic … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

June Employment Data Show Steady Economic Weakening

The unexpected 224,000 increase in US payroll employment reported last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics stood out against a wave of depressing economic data, and provoked a bounce in US bond yields from a three-year low. Viewed in … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

Biblical Economics & Finance: Government’s Role

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 were Ken … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

We Don’t Need More STEM Grads, We Need Better STEM Grads

Reporting on the dismal state of American education has been a constant stream for as long as I can recall – at least back to the 1970s, and probably before if I had been old enough to pay attention.  And … Read More

July 10, 2019 |

In Search Of Christian Entrepreneurship Home School Content

I attended the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) conference over the weekend of June 13-15, 2019, to seek out homeschooling content about entrepreneurship. As I have mentioned in previous articles, good Biblically-based entrepreneurial content is lacking. My research showed there is … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Why Do Democrats Hate Families?

Why has the Democrat party become the party of the alphabet gang, the LBGTQRSUV… crowd? Because socialists have always hated the family. Jonathan Newman quoted from Marx and Engels in The Communist Manifesto:

Abolition of the family! […] On what foundation … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Non-Voting Citizens Violates One Man, One Vote

The concept of citizenship is being questioned in the debates over whether the census should include a question on citizenship status, whether the border should be enforced, and who should have the right to vote.

Citizenship status was periodically included … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

SAT And IQ Tests’ Eugenics Roots

 

Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard’s new book, Late Bloomers, has an absolutely fascinating discussion about the intellectual roots of our culture of intellectual child sorting. It starts with Alfred Binet, the self-taught and late blooming psychologist, who was asked to develop … Read More

July 2, 2019 |

Is Virtue More Important For The Leaders Or For The People?

American Exceptionalism rejects handing virtue over to its leaders.  The citizens of the United States certainly demand it from its leaders, as they should.  But the real virtue resides personally in each citizen, and only then can virtue shine from the … Read More

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