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Affluent Christian Investor | February 18, 2019

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June 19, 2014 |

It’s Not Europe That’s Stagnating; It’s Socialist Europe That’s Stagnating

France and Italy under left parties are floundering. Germany and England under conservatives are flourishing. It’s not that developed is decoupling from emerging, or that the U.S. is decoupling from old world. Throughout history, what’s always happening bit-by-bit, year-by-year, is … Read More

June 16, 2014 |

Let’s Call French Economic Patriotism What It Really Is: Fascism

The authority to ban shareholders of French companies from selling a majority of their shares to foreign investors is an abuse of property right, and a license to protect French company executives from their own shareholders. It will concentrate power … Read More

June 13, 2014 |

Pope Francis on Capitalism as Idolatry

Pope condemned globalized markets as alleged “idolization of money” — so government doesn’t idolize money? They sure seem to take a lot of it. Also, is there no idolization of political power in the name of ‘security’ in the form … Read More

June 11, 2014 |

Let There Be Darkness

Here’s a link to the video of one of my recent interviews on American Family Radio, Crane Durham’s Nothing But Truth, about fiat money. The inevitable result of treating the government as a divine savior is to give it … Read More

June 6, 2014 |

The Degeneration Of NATO

NATO ceased to be a genuine military alliance in 2004, when idealists made the short-sighted decision to include the small, weak, vulnerable states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in the alliance. This inclusion increased the chance of the United … Read More

June 2, 2014 |

Second Largest Nation in the World Scraps Socialism

India is the world’s second largest country, and by some measures, its third largest economy (having recently passed Japan in GDP adjusted for purchasing power). Its new Prime Minister, sworn in last week, is promising revolutionary roll-backs in the size … Read More

May 27, 2014 |

Where Did The Virgin Murderer Get His Worldview?

Peter Rodger had nothing to give his son except vast sums of money: A $40,000 BMW, first class tickets to a private Katy Perry concert. No God and no moral code above the vapid coexist bumper sticker ideology. His anti-Christian … Read More

May 26, 2014 |

No, Reuters, Market Didn’t “Shrug Off” Anti-Euro Votes — Markets Applauded Them

Reuters is so deep into the ‘European Project’ that it never occurred to them that a rise in European markets, after shockingly (if you’re only a reader of Europe’s establishment press) strong gains by euro-skeptic parties, might possibly be good … Read More

May 23, 2014 |

Banned Visas? Small Effect. Not Being Banned by Visa? Priceless

It’s over. The Russian expansion into the Crimean peninsula is a done deal and the financial sanctions are feather weight. The only real sanctions which might have hurt Russia didn’t happen. Germany didn’t ban energy imports. Doing so would … Read More

May 21, 2014 |

South America’s Most Free Nation Rapidly Growing Less Free

Increase in education spending without any increase in accountability will be disastrous. Eliminating parent co-pay for tuition will weaken competition and weaken parental control. Forbidding funding of for-profit schools will cut off the powerful incentives of the profit motive, and … Read More

April 26, 2014 |

What CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Got Wrong About Russia Last Week

Every week, Fareed Zakaria opens his CNN show GPS by giving the audience his “take” on the key events of the week. More often than not, the subject of Fareed’s opening argument is what American conservatives were wrong about … Read More

April 24, 2014 |

Fed Balance Sheet Hits 4 Trillion: This is Tapering?

A year ago the Fed’s balance sheet was 2.6 trillion. Before the financial crisis it was half a trillion dollars. This is explosive growth in monetary base, unprecedented, and dangerous to dollar stability and therefore to global stability. Ignoring the … Read More

April 23, 2014 |

Why Putin Will Not Invade Ukraine

For Putin to annex eastern Ukraine as he did Crimea would be an uncharacteristically foolish move, coming from a shrewd statesman with a proper understanding of the nuances of international politics. Provoking a war with the Kiev government would have … Read More

April 11, 2014 |

Upper Middle Class Guilt Manipulating Pietism

From our friend David Bahnsen, a very highly regarded financial advisor, some long overdue answers to hypocritical church leaders who scold business profits while living well off of the proceeds of them.

Read the article here.

Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer … Read More

April 2, 2014 |

Say No To The 202

My first criterion for choosing our next candidates for president is that we choose nobody with a 202 area code. Washington DC no longer inculcates leadership: it inculcates hunger for power, narcissism, greed, and ambition. That’s the point I made … Read More

March 31, 2014 |

As Investment Grows, Human Rights Do Too

There is a common misconception among the critics of free global investment markets that political oppression and capitalism go together. Their view entails the idea that, throughout history, states have sacrificed civil liberties in pursuit of economic development. This view … Read More

March 26, 2014 |

Putin and Providence

Here’s a video of my conversation with my good friend, Crane Durham of American Family Radon Network, for those who are looking for an analysis of the Crimean crisis which includes theological interpretations, in addition to the geopolitical and … Read More

March 24, 2014 |

Too Much Interest in College

No, I don’t mean that people are too interested in getting an education: I mean that a college education ends up imposing enormous interest costs on those who incur debt to finance it, and it’s even worse when you note the … Read More

March 21, 2014 |

The Fed, Jobs Bank for the Ruling Class

I really can understand why Americans increasingly feel that the system is rigged — to a large degree, it is. I don’t mean the system of free-market capitalism; freedom is non-rig-able, at least in the long run. It takes … Read More

March 14, 2014 |

Taiwan’s Mistake

The cure to deficits is not tax hikes, it is spending cuts. No amount of taxing the rich will exceed the political class’ appetite for spending. If Taiwan goes this direction it will mean a downgrade in the quality … Read More

March 13, 2014 |

Why College and Traditional IQ Measures Barely Matter

Great paragraph from Rich Karlgaard, which will be relevant to proponents of the College Bubble thesis such as Glenn Reynolds, Chris Bowyer, and others — how little college matters during most of your career. This rings true to me. … Read More

March 13, 2014 |

Surprise! Lerner Pleads the Fifth

“Appearing before Congress Wednesday, retired IRS official Lois Lerner once again pleaded the Fifth. When Rep. Darrell Issa demanded to know, for example, what Lerner meant when she said in one email, “Tea-party matter very dangerous,” she stonewalled. It was … Read More

March 12, 2014 |

Russia’s Security Dilemma

There is a concept in realist international relations theory called the “security dilemma.” Among other things, this refers to the inherent problem in international politics wherein state actions taken purely for defensive motivations almost always appear offensive in the eyes … Read More

March 7, 2014 |

El Laffer Curvo

Spain figures out that if you really want enough tax revenues to pay for government services you need low rates, simple compliance, and broad reach. In other words, don’t make a few people pay a lot, but make a lot … Read More

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