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Affluent Christian Investor | July 19, 2018

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July 17, 2018 |

Trump’s Right: The US Deserves Some Blame For Russia Crisis

The media, both on the left and on the right, has lost its mind over Trump’s suggestion that the US bears some responsibility for our horrible relations with Russia. As someone who didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, I can … Read More

July 17, 2018 |

Ocasio-Cortez Is Young And Pretty, But Her Ideology Is Old And Ugly

Much is always made when attractive young people, male or female, gain victories in primaries or general elections against older opponents.  It is not, perhaps, a coincidence that many of those emphasizing such “qualifications” are television journalists whose major assets … Read More

July 17, 2018 |

Consumption Is America’s Achilles’ Heel In A Trade War

US household budgets are so stretched that relatively small price increases cause a reduction in spending. That already is clear from consumer response to rising oil prices.

If the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese and other imports turn into noticeable … Read More

July 17, 2018 |

It Shouldn’t Matter Who Wins SCOTUS Seat

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has begotten some all-too-expected controversy. Kavanaugh is identified with conservatives and, as a nominee named by President Trump, there is automatic resistance by the Democrats. It has been and will, of … Read More

July 17, 2018 |

Was Nazareth Really Poor?

We don’t have loads of archaeological evidence about Nazareth because people actually live there now, so it’s a tough place to do a lot of digging, but there have been recent archaeological digs across from the church which is alleged … Read More

July 9, 2018 |

Record Tax Revenues Under Trump

Washington State University’s athletics department currently has a budget deficit of $67 million.  Cal-Berkeley’s department is similarly in serious debt, as are those of many other Power Five institutions.

Where it might get interesting is that the debt faced by … Read More

July 9, 2018 |

Two Things Could Push Markets Higher: Dovish Fed And End Of The Trade War

I trust everyone had a wonderful Independence Day, and that the second half of your 2018’s has started off the way you wish.  Markets have zigged and zagged a bit this week, though when half of the country is really … Read More

July 9, 2018 |

What Kind Of Economy Did Galilee Have? Was It Poor?

A number of New Testament scholars who came into prominent in the 1980s created a picture of Galilee (where Jesus spent the formative years after the return from Egypt and before His public career) as a zone of mass poverty, … Read More

July 9, 2018 |

Excuses To Impose Censorship

Unlike Roseanne following her infamous tweet, it appears that those on the left pay no price for their harsh statements.  The latest entrant in that category is Peter Fonda, who advocated throwing President Trump’s pre-teen son into a cage full … Read More

July 4, 2018 |

My Speech To Young President’s Organization At Historic Trinity Cathedral

A few years ago I was invited to speak to my local chapter of the Young President’s Organization. The invitation came from Matt Ferrari, CEO of Gamma Sports. Instead of giving the speech at the highly prestigious Duquesne Club, I … Read More

July 4, 2018 |

Before Independence Of Our Nation Came Independence Of Mind

Throughout this great land we pause to celebrate our nation’s independence from Great Britain.   As we do, those that truly commemorate the occasion likely reflect on Founding Fathers like George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.  A … Read More

July 3, 2018 |

Is It Better To Be Rich Or, Poor?

In the ancient world wealth was often acquired through the power to oppress, commonly being accumulated through slave labor.

Today, of course, slavery of that type is virtually unknown in the Western world and instead of stealing wealth from one … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

America Was Supposed To Be A City Of God, Now It’s A City Of Man

The Shining City upon the Hill is very well a manifestation of St. Augustine’s City of God.  The origination of the Shining City was to be the City of God; this was the vision John Winthrop portrayed in his sermon … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

Clinton Advisor Claims China Will Out-Innovate US Because It Has A 5 Year Plan

Remember Laura D’Andrea Tyson? A Republican Congress and Monica Lewinsky rescued us from her leftist economics when she was Chair of the under Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. As far as we know she and Hillary were the only … Read More

July 2, 2018 |

Was Jesus Poor?

Why should we care what income level Jesus lived at?

There has been a lot of academic Biblical scholarship which points towards the idea that Jesus was poor, a peasant leading a revolt of fellow peasants. This then bleeds over … Read More

June 26, 2018 |

Who Are The Dems Relying On For 2020?

Despite media coverage, Trump’s hanging in

Same as last week, the prediction market PredictWise still thinks Trump won’t be impeached. Last week he was at 72% to finish his first term; today, he’s at 74%. However, the foreign markets are … Read More

June 26, 2018 |

If Congress Won’t Fund The Wall, Americans Should Do It Privately — Here’s How

President Trump,

You can make the greatest border deal the world has ever seen. This deal will unite everyone by rewriting the playbook of politics.

Instead of taxing a divided public to pay for a border wall, offer a plan … Read More

June 26, 2018 |

Netflix Financials: Documentary Or Fan Fiction?

In a previous column, I outlined problems with the governance of Netflix. In this column, we’ll talk about red flags in the accounting system. The distinction between governance and financial reporting is not a rigorous one: If a company gilds … Read More

June 26, 2018 |

Big Government Helped Make Us Fat And Sick, Bigger Government Won’t Fix That

The American healthcare system is ranked 37th in the world and last out of all developed nations according to the World Health Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other interested organizations. The system is really bad, so bad, … Read More

June 21, 2018 |

“My Retirement Plan Is Heaven” Is Both Bad Theology And Bad Finance

Three Great Reasons for Christians to Save and Invest Their Money 

I’ve run into more than one Christian that has told me their “retirement plan is heaven.” On the surface this sounds like a highly spiritual answer to a … Read More

June 21, 2018 |

Trump Responds To Cheating China?

There has been significant criticism of President Trump’s tough stance on trade deficits and unfair practices both with China and America’s allies and neighbors. Opposition to the White House move has come not only from the usual political opponents, but … Read More

June 21, 2018 |

Steel Tariffs Are Not Helping Steel Workers: The Way To Save Steel Is Gold

A recent study showed that since the steel tariffs have been implemented the cities which are most dependent on steel jobs have performed worse in employment growth than the national average.

Employment in each of America’s top 10 steel cities … Read More

June 20, 2018 |

Government Control Of Private Healthcare Based On German Fascist Model

Few Americans understand how socialist our healthcare system is. The evidence comes from the many articles that trash European socialist healthcare and refer to the US system as a free market. The truth is that the US system is … Read More

June 20, 2018 |

Amazon Bans Group Who Just Won 7-2 Supreme Court Cake-Baking Victory As “Hate Group”

The Alliance Defending Freedom, ADF, was recently banned by .com’s Smile program. Smile, which my wife and I use, is a great way for customers to support the charity of their choice. Except, that is, if denies them … Read More

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