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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2019

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July 1, 2015 |

How Big Government’s 100 Years’ War on Healthcare Killed My Wife

Big Government killed my wife. Years before a very dedicated team of physicians saved and extended her life, but the second or third class of doctors— all trained by the same schools and salaried by the same enormous government medical … Read More

June 29, 2015 |

Why Government Enablers Want To Abolish Cash

The stories are all over the Internet. Governments are forcing us into a cashless society. Supposedly the pretext is terrorism, and the real reason is to take more control. No doubt more power appeals to politicians, and banning cash … Read More

June 26, 2015 |

How Could the Fed Protect Us from Economic Waves?

Mainstream economists tell us that the Federal Reserve protects us from economic waves, indeed from the business cycle itself. In their view, people naturally tend to go overboard and cause wild swings in both directions. Thus, we need an … Read More

June 26, 2015 |

If The Republicans Won’t Win The Argument There’s No Way They’ll Win The War

“Climate Denier.”

One of the environmental advocates who coined this term recently revealed to Jean Chemnick, a reporter for E&E, one of the Left’s most potent weapons in dominating the policy discourse (even while, often although not always, losing political … Read More

June 24, 2015 |

Affluence is Good, but Not Satisfying

You can beat the market without feeding your soul. You can make millions and leave your heart a beggar. You can retire young and rich and know you’ve missed it. ‘It’ is fulfillment. ‘It’ is soulish prosperity. ‘It’ can’t … Read More

June 19, 2015 |

Mainstream Economists Have Learning Disorder

After the onset of the Great Depression, many economists radically changed their views and adopted Keynes’ “revolution,” which was not a revolution but merely a resurrection of mercantile economics. Mainstream economists don’t understand that because they don’t take economic history … Read More

June 15, 2015 |

Unions Strike Against You

Labor unions don’t go on strike against companies or against management. They go on strike against you.

Like all wise consumers, you probably want to get as much value for your money as you can. You want quality products … Read More

June 11, 2015 |

Fed to Raise Rates? Not If This is a Recession

The bond market fell last week, wiping out gains for the year. Some blame it on Mario Draghi’s comments after an ECB meeting in which he expressed indifference to volatility in bond markets. If it is true that Draghi’s statements motivated … Read More

June 10, 2015 |

Answering Obama, Are Hedge Funds Worth More Than Kindergartens?

“The top 25 hedge fund managers made more than all the kindergarten teachers in the country,” declared President Obama in a discussion of poverty at Georgetown University. Calling them “society’s lottery winners,” he proposed to hike their taxes.

Predictably, battle … Read More

June 5, 2015 |

Why The Fed Can’t Raise Rates

The VIX (volatility index) is in a coma, so most investors are dozing while danger signs about the current stock market pop up. The idea that the Fed causes recessions by raising interest rates has relaxed many investors. Some … Read More

May 29, 2015 |

Corporate Buybacks Keep Market Airborne

The stock market has surged lately and a lot of analysts credit it to stock buybacks by corporations. As the chart here shows, buybacks have reached dizzying heights. Corporations are purchasing their own stocks because corporate profits hit record … Read More

May 27, 2015 |

Bitcoin Won’t Save Us

Libertarians have waxed poetic about Bitcoin for years. It pokes a finger in the eye of the state by breaking the state’s monopoly on money and rescues citizens from a rapidly eroding dollar. But aside from the block chain … Read More

May 21, 2015 |

Welcome to Compliance Hell

I attended a panel discussion recently on the problems start-ups have in raising capital caused by securities regulation. Start-ups have to hire a lawyer before they raise the first dollar of capital. It’s a real catch-22.

Entrepreneurs are often surprised … Read More

May 19, 2015 |

Government’s War on Cash, Resistance Tactics

Mainstream economists have hated cash since the Great Depression because in their business cycle “theory” they assume that people quit spending and decide to hold more cash. That stoppage in spending constipates the “circular flow” model of economics they … Read More

May 15, 2015 |

Why Academics Hit the ‘God Delete’ Button

Writing about Christians from the past does not make you a Christian historian. Writing the history of Christians is not Christian history writing. If you want to practice Christian historiography, you have to draw your methods, your rubric, and … Read More

May 12, 2015 |

Stable Cost of Living? Not If You Live Off Savings!

The dollar is always losing value. To measure the decline, people turn to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), or various alternative measures such as Shadow Stats or Billion Prices Project. They measure a basket of goods, and we can see … Read More

May 12, 2015 |

Radio Interviews About My Speech in Baltimore

I was invited several months ago to speak in Baltimore, MD; as things turned out, the week I was scheduled to speak was the week of the riots. The events were recorded but not yet released to the public, however I … Read More

May 8, 2015 |

Going Balt: Is It Time for Small Business in Big Cities to Drop Out?

Imaginary headline from Establishment Newspaper—slightly exaggerated, (How far is this story from the subtext of any mainstream media news outlet?)

“Rich Store Owner Takes His Huge Profits And Dumps Beleaguered City!”

Standing on a flat-bed trailer parked in front … Read More

April 13, 2015 |

Respect for God and Gratitude: How Toyota Rose On More Than Just Hard Work

The Toyota Motor Corporation evolved from a strong belief in the free-market and an attitude parallel with the Puritan work-ethic.  Takahiro Fujimoto, who has researched and written extensively about Toyota and their business model, the Toyota Production System, succinctly and … Read More

April 10, 2015 |

Investors Stuck in the Indifference Zone

The graph shows the weekly averages for the S&P 500 since October of last year.  The index has been stuck in a trading range between 1990 and 2110 for the past six months. A move to 2200 as the … Read More

April 8, 2015 |

S&P 2200

While profits in the energy sector cratered in the last quarter, a jump in retail profits of $28 billion in the fourth quarter from the previous year suggests that the S&P 500 will continue to rise. The forecast calls … Read More

April 7, 2015 |

Brain Vases: How Government Distorts Our Children’s Souls

In China, the art of molding humans was developed hundreds of years ago. The practitioners of this ancient art would take a child two or three years old, place it in a porcelain vase, sometimes a vase grotesque in shape. … Read More

April 2, 2015 |

Shemitah Years and Blood Moons as Market Timing Tools

The hypothesis that the years 2014-2015 are of high prophetic significance based on the conjunction of lunar eclipses, Hebrew holidays and an alleged ‘Shemitah” year has gained rapid attention in evangelical Christian circles. This approach has become more than the … Read More

April 1, 2015 |

How Learning By Suffering Built the Japanese Economic Miracle

In 1824 Reverend Charles Colton said that “imitation is the sincerest of flattery.”[1]  If true, then Americans should stand heads and shoulders above all with pride upon the accomplishments of the Toyota Motor Corporation.  Toyota is the embodiment of American … Read More

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