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Affluent Christian Investor | November 13, 2019

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October 28, 2019 |

How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years

The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.”[1]  The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal goes like this:

Capitalists and speculators went wild … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Venezuela Elected To The Human Rights Council – You Read That Right

Any doubt that the United Nations has failed to live up to its supposed commitment to human rights has been authoritatively dissolved, as Venezuela has won a contested seat on its Human rights Council. Nations such as Cuba and China, … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Capitalism Sustains Development; Socialism Sustains Poverty

We have witnessed a dramatic decrease in the percentage of the world population living in extreme poverty over the last few decades. The United Nations likes to attribute it to its Sustainable Development Goals and its amazing government-run programs for … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

Wall Street Puts More Real Estate Investment In High-Tax States

The latest version of Truth In Accounting’s “Financial State of States” report is out, detailing the fiscal status of every state in the union, and the implied financial burden on the taxpayer from state spending.

“At the end of the fiscal year … Read More

October 28, 2019 |

How To Build ‘Character Currency’

I work in an industry where currency is central. Whether we are speaking of domestic fiat currency, foreign fiat currency, or the currency of real property and commodities; currency is a critical component to financial services.

Our goal is … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

The Only Path To Economic Equalization Is Tyranny

Many complain that there is greater differential between the wealthiest and the least wealthy – but there must be in order to prosper without tyranny. The key indicator to watch is, as President Kennedy referenced, the level of wealth increasing … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

Global Warming Honcho Shockingly Honest About Climate Change Policy

I admit it, I am a skeptic. As ironic as it sounds, I am often even skeptical about the skepticism of others. I usually don’t take things at face value. I need to look behind the facade and see … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

Reversing Regulations

One of the most significant differences in domestic policy between the Trump Administration and the former Obama White House is the attitude towards regulations.

According to a Forbes study by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., by the end of the last year of … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

Recent Fed Repo Intervention Isn’t Just A ‘Plumbing’ Problem, It’s A Regulating Problem

The banks have recently got into trouble. They got used to being able to pawn off some Treasury bills whenever they needed cash, but last month there were no lenders. So on September 17, the Federal Reserve stepped in with … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

With Regard To Facebook’s Libra, What Are The Feds So Afraid Of?

At one point in his excellent 2001 book The Elusive Quest for Growth, former World Bank official William Easterly addressed the sick-inducing decline of the Argentine peso. It seems the holder of a billion pesos in the 1950s, if he held … Read More

October 23, 2019 |

Startups Need Church Encouragement More Than Shark Tank Competitions

My wife and I learn a lot watching Shark Tank, from the mistakes the business owners make to the questions the sharks ask. However, one thing is for sure. Hundreds apply and are whittled down to a few entrepreneurs … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Sanders And Warren Mistake Money For Wealth

It’s often said about 1960s and 70s Wall Street that a stockbroker could leave for lunch heavily in debt, only to return an hour later rolling in cash. Such was life in the financial world of a few decades ago. … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Media Says Trump’s Presidency Is Over, What Do Markets Say?

The political landscape of the past two months has been chaotic, to say the least. Separating the signal from the noise would be a difficult enough task in a world where media coverage was unbiased, and in the media … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Political Power Is The Ring That Should Be Destroyed

As the US plunges into another festival of foolishness, also known as the campaign to choose the next president, we should pause to consider what we’re doing. We have created a political position in which the person in the seat … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Full Employment Is Full Foolishness

As discussed in This Mistake Collapsed Europe’s Richest Empire And Might Do The Same To Us, the government has no incentive to manage funds well, as they have a seemingly endless source of revenue – either tax revenue or borrowed … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Giving Government Power To Protect Us From Corporate Power Makes Things Worse

Politics revolves around who should have power, often between the public and private sectors, but lack of a clear definition confuses the issue. Power could be described as the ability to use force, though, in some circles, it is construed … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Gold: It’s All About Real Rates, Not The Dollar

The Federal Reserve’s recent need to supply $100’s of billions in new credit for the overnight repo market underscores the condition of dollar scarcity in the global financial system. This dearth of dollars and its concomitant strength has left most … Read More

October 15, 2019 |

Don’t Be A Religious Marketplace Martyr, But A Responsible Marketplace Maker

I recently had a short discussion with a fellow Christian about wealth creation. Their views of the marketplace, wealth creation, and our abilities to be the light in the darkness of the marketplace seemed to hinder or squelch God’s purpose … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

San Francisco vs. First Amendment

The unanimous decision of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to brand the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “Domestic Terrorist Organization” has profound implications.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union,

“Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

A Friendly Debate With A Leading Longevity Scientist About Keto

There’s an old Latin saying, ‘nomen est omen’, roughly paraphrased as ‘your name is a sign of your destiny’. I don’t know from omens, but after I read the recent book by Dr. Valter Longo about diet and longevity, I … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

Can Trump Back Away From Trade War In Time To Avoid Recession?

Collapsing US export orders dragged down the widely-followed National Association of Purchasing Managers’ index for industrial production to the lowest level since 2009. Two days earlier, China’s Caixin manufacturing survey reported a second month of modest improvement. The two surveys … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

Greta’s Right About One Thing: Someone Has Stolen Her Childhood

The United Nations convened on September 23 for one of their regular climate hysteria fests. They were so serious about it that they imported a 16 year old Swedish girl to belch her emotions and scold us all for stealing … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

Keynesian Economics: A Theory With 80 Years Of Failure

“John Maynard Keynes is considered one of the leading lights of liberal economics.”[1]  He is currently, and remains, the most significant economist to impact America’s economy in modern times.  As discussed in previous articles (here, here, here, and here), the adaption of Keynesianism … Read More

October 8, 2019 |

Self-Promotion Works Best When Promoting Others First

Britax is a global corporation with a manufacturing hub in Fort Mill, South Carolina where it employs 300. It is there that the company creates car seats for children. Unknown is how long it will continue to.

While it’s surely … Read More

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