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Affluent Christian Investor | September 25, 2018

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November 9, 2016 |

Ignoring Due Process And Harm To Students, Obama Minions Kill A College Chain

When the Department of Education was established in 1979, no one would have thought that it was authorized to administer the death penalty to colleges that bureaucrats wanted to get rid of. But that is exactly where we are today.

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May 4, 2015 |

Arizona Governor Ducey Vetoes Gold

This isn’t yet another in a long series of articles lamenting the Federal Reserve, power, politicians, corruption, and the hopelessness of fighting the status quo. What’s the marginal utility of the Nth plus one article reiterating these points? Nearly zero. … Read More

May 1, 2015 |

UN Gold Standard On The Way?

The US dollar’s position as the dominant reserve currency is coming under assault from at least three directions. The UN announced in 2009 plans to mint silver and gold coins to be used in international trade. Socialist economist Joseph Stiglitz, … Read More

April 29, 2015 |

Why Baltimore Burns

Baltimore is burning and the book most relevant to the tragedy, and to that of Ferguson, MO, Detroit, MI, and many other cities in the US is Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom.

The media will pimp the idea that … Read More

April 23, 2015 |

Bernanke and the (Economic) Euthanasia of Retirees

Ben Bernanke presided over the Federal Reserve for two terms, from 2006 through 2014. A year and half into his first term, he began driving the Federal Funds Rate down. By the end of his frantic interest episode, this … Read More

April 22, 2015 |

Central Banks as Vestigial Organs

In his early years Hayek anticipated that the monetary theory of trade cycles, now known as the Austrian business-cycle theory (ABCT) would become widely known by business people who would refuse to borrow when the central bank reduced interest … Read More

April 20, 2015 |

Why I Can’t Be a Liberal: Words Have Meaning

Here’s a short story for those who are tired of how the left abuses language and those who think the Constitution died the day liberals first called it a “living” document:

When he was still a young man, my old … Read More

April 15, 2015 |

The Government School’s 100 Year War On Children

Government schools have been hurting children and destroying America for a long time. Common Core is only the latest assault in the 100 year war on American minds and hearts. Given the long history of the monopoly Education Establishment … Read More

January 13, 2015 |

Jobs Report Reflects Our Unstable Dollar

The financial markets were not thrilled with last Friday’s “Employment Situation” report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by almost 1% on the day.

Friday’s BLS report basically represented a continuation of the … Read More

January 12, 2015 |

Yet Another Misleading Jobs Report

Friday morning we got yet another employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that looks great on the surface, but not so good deep down in the data. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 252,000 and the unemployment rate fell to … Read More

January 8, 2015 |

How Christian Management Principles Won WWII: And How They Rebuilt Japan Afterwards

Christianity permeates good business practices, but often its impact is deeply hidden and long lost in history.  One example which, to this day, remains a historic industrial success on a colossal scale, and a financial success on a substantial … Read More

January 7, 2015 |

Don’t Get Fooled Again: OPEC in Reverse

The British rock band The Who gave us a great warning with their 1971 hit “Don’t Get Fooled Again.” The wisdom of that title has its roots in the very wise adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on … Read More

January 7, 2015 |

God Says Don’t Even Think About Taking Someone’s Property

The Jewish concept of property began with God creating man in his image. The Torah records, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and … Read More

January 5, 2015 |

Marx vs. Markets: Which Destruction is Most Creative?

A gross misunderstanding exists of the condition of manufacturing in the United States.  Many believe that production is moving offshore in a wave that is destroying our manufacturing base.  While there has been manufacturing that has moved out of the … Read More

November 8, 2013 |

The Middle Class is Disappearing Because the Vital Few are Under Attack

In an interview over the summer, Mr. Obama correctly emphasized both that “upside mobility was part and parcel of who we were as Americans” and also that such mobility has been “eroding over the last 20, 30 years, well … Read More

October 28, 2013 |

Kids, Don’t Go to College

“Kids, don’t go to college.”

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  But the question “Is college for everybody?” keeps popping up for a variety of reasons.  I hear it a lot lately due to the wacky left-wing politicization of your average … Read More

October 18, 2013 |

Debt Limit Fight, Back to First Principles

My friend Neil Cavuto of Fox News had me as a guest on his show recently to talk about the fight over the government ‘shutdown’. I decided that at times of crisis, it’s essential to go back to first principles, … Read More

October 16, 2013 |

Is There a Biblical Fed Policy?

My friend Crane Durham, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Nothing but Truth, surprised me with a question recently. “Is there a Biblical approach to Fed, that is monetary, policy?” Here’s how I answered:

Crane: “This may sound … Read More

October 14, 2013 |

The Most Important Character Trait You Need in a Fed Chairman

We now know that Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, Fed Vice Chair, to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed. A recent radio discussion I had on American Family Radio about the recent decision of the Fed not … Read More

October 7, 2013 |

The Bubble vs. the Baby: How the Student Debt Bubble is Crushing Fertility

Debates over whether or not there is an “education bubble” — including  whether or not student debt is, at this point, a net good or a net bad — have become almost commonplace. We also see a lot of … Read More

September 13, 2013 |

Cavuto and Bowyer on Syria and Markets

Earlier this week, my friend Neil Cavuto had me as a guest on his show, the aptly named Cavuto on Fox Business News.  At the time the US was still considering an airstrike against Syria. I’m grateful that I … Read More

September 10, 2013 |

Syria Strike and Stability: Why Global Markets Are Right to Be Concerned

Yes, there’s lots of domestic angles, from debt ceiling to the new Fed chairman. Yes, Obama would spend political capital in striking Syria which would leave him less able to resolve the debt ceiling issue legislatively. Yes, a Syria strike … Read More

September 9, 2013 |

Australian Election Pops the Green Bubble

As the media tries its best to deny the signals which have come through the channel of the Australian election, it will increasingly emphasize the degree to which the liberals were torn apart by personality differences. But ultimately the intra-party … Read More

September 4, 2013 |

Lessons from Israel on How to Bring Back the Vital Few and the US Middle Class

Picking up where we left in my previous article: The U.S. does have options. One is to offer a package of taxes and benefits sufficiently exceeding what’s offered elsewhere in order to bring more talent and capital to its shores. … Read More

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