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Affluent Christian Investor | September 22, 2019

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February 19, 2019 |

Liberty To License

What does freedom mean?

Is it important that we are free?

Do we take it as an axiom that liberty, in and of itself, is a good?

And, does how we understand freedom have anything to do with our late … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

If Elizabeth Warren Really Was An Indian, She’d Know Not To Trust The Federal Government

The media are confused over Democrat presidential candidate and senator Elizabeth Warren. They laugh at her attempt to prove her tribal heritage while taking her tax plans seriously. They advertise their ignorance on both accounts.

Let’s take her claim to … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

By Persecuting Christians, Xi Is Risking His Own Regime

The Chinese government is responding to the rapid growth of Christianity in that country with violence and oppression, in an attempt to consolidate power. But that is exactly the wrong response. We at Bowyer Research urge President Xi Jinping to study … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

The Real Divide In U.S. Is Not Between Liberal And Conservative, But Between Informed And Ignorant

The most contentious debates in American politics are not between Republicans and Democrats, or liberals and conservatives. Increasingly, they are amongst those who have a practical command of facts and those blinded by ideology.

The unprecedented rise to prominence of … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

Freedom Is The Solution To Obesity

Founding Father John Jay noted that “Providence has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions and watered it with innumerable streams for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants.  A succession of navigable waters … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

Our Society Is A Shame Factory

“Since I am an experienced sewer, tonight I am working on a special project making rape resistant shower curtains for the prisons.”

– Craig Cesal

Craig Cesal is serving a life sentence in federal prison for doing body work on trucks that … Read More

February 18, 2019 |

The Flamboyant Absurdity Of ‘Modern Monetary Theory’

“Money does not pay for anything, never has, never will. It is an economic axiom as old as the hills that goods and services can be paid for only with good and services.” – Albert Jay Nock

In a very … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Two Years Of Global Cooling But Cuomo Attacks Energy Anyway

Many Americans are shivering from the latest arctic blast of frigid weather. At least, they can warm up in their homes and offices.  Going forward, however, they, and others throughout the world, may not have that option if climate extremists … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Wealth Equality = Stealing

In the later part of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the claims of wealth inequity run rampant.  But is this the case; and, if it is the case, is it destructive to the Great Experiment – or to … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

What Christian Leaders Usually Fail To Understand About Economics

She spoke for a lot of Americans when representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview recently said,  “I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they … Read More

February 4, 2019 |

Last Quarter Markets Got De-FAANGed

The chart below shows that for several years, growth stocks strongly outperformed value stocks. In plain terms, that means that already expensive stocks got very expensive, and already very expensive stocks then went on to get veryvery expensive.

(*Growth in blue; value in orange.)

That … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

Warnings From A Past Pope And A President About Socialism

Today in the United States there are many who not just push for “equality” but actually attempt to force it.  Our Foundering Fathers embodied equal rights, not equality.  But collectivists demand equality.  Economist Richard Vedder observed, “This obsession with equality … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

Parliament Brexit Rejection Is Continuation Of Elites Rejecting Popular Opinion

The European Union (EU) has suffered yet another setback as the British Parliament has defeated, by a vote of 432 to 202, a “Brexit” deal which sought to negate the actual effect of the June 2016 vote by the British people … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

More Tuckerism: ‘Conservative’ Journal Blames Markets For Social Ills

Media commentary tracks the business cycle. During recessions and most of the recovery, the media obsess over economic growth because tax revenues have declined. The media think we work only to feed Leviathan because without the government we would all … Read More

January 25, 2019 |

One Year Later And The Trump Tax Cut Boom Seems To Be Petering Out

The data show the trend in GDP quarterly growth from the time of the initial recovery to the latest available data.

The data clearly show the lackluster nature of the recovery from the great recession after a very short-lived … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

No, NY Times, A Government Shutdown Won’t Shrink Economic Growth

While some readers of this column are perhaps already familiar with this historical anecdote, it’s worth repeating every now and then that as recently as the year 2000, the state of Ohio had more paved roads than all of Russia … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Tucker Carlson Serves Up Warmed Over Socialism

Fox political talking-head Tucker Carlson threw a fit on TV in his first monologue of the new year. He introduced Mitt Romney’s editorial to launch his bid to replace President Trump as the GOP nominee in 2020, but only so that … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Media Ignores Socialism As Reason For Venezuelan Crisis

On December 28, ABC‘s evening world news ran a lengthy (by network news standards) description of the horrendous conditions in Venezuela that are causing near-starvation and extraordinary levels of poverty.  The story included heart-wrenching scenes of children dying from lack … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Brazil’s New President Embraces Israel (Literally) And Is World’s Best Performing Stock Market

The new president of Brazil is one of the most controversial political leaders in modern times. Some of his reputation is deserved, but a lot of it isn’t. He is despised by the liberal international elite for his anti-environmentalism, his … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Who Says States Can Nullify Federal Overreach? Madison And Jefferson

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions[1] of the late 1700s illustrated Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s rejection of the Federal government’s passing of legislation which violated their limited authority per the Union’s, not the nation’s, compact – the Constitution.  In these, Jefferson … Read More

January 17, 2019 |

Why Big Funds Overlook Places Like Columbus And Why They Shouldn’t

A recent article in City Journal summarizes Columbus, Ohio’s job growth success:

“Nine years ago, when the Columbus Partnership, an organization of 65 Central Ohio CEOs, launched the Columbus 2020 initiative, which sought to add 150,000 new jobs to the regional … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

AD or ADD: 2019 Years From What?

2019 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

One of the reasons that it’s so hard to … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Why Christmas Won Over Greek Philosophy

Christmas = “The Word (Logos) became flesh” (John 1: 14)

Logos (translated as “Word”) is a Greek idea first articulated by Heraclitus (535 – 475 … Read More

January 4, 2019 |

Madison’s Attack On Government Suppression Of Dissent Is Still Relevant Today

What is government?   Perhaps the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stated it best when he, in quite a Lockean affirmation, wrote,

“Government is essentially the negation of liberty…Government is a necessary institution, the means to make the … Read More

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