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Affluent Christian Investor | March 24, 2019

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February 1, 2013 |

The Country with the Golden Gun (James Where Are You?)

Oh man, wouldn’t this make a great Bond flick?  Let’s lay out the screenplay.

Western nations are awash in debt as the consequences of the welfare state play themselves out.  The European Union establishes a common currency with no political … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

How to Make the Euro Project Work

The euro seems to be on its last legs, and the vision which inspired its genesis seems to have vanished from the politicians sponsoring it. The recent spat with England and Prime Minister Cameron has only served to highlight the … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Jimmy Stewart Banking versus James Steuart Banking

In his excellent book The New Lombard Street, Perry Mehrling writes of “a world that never was … Jimmy Stewart banking of blessed memory” (p. 117). This is an obvious  reference to one of Jimmy Stewart’s most famous roles: George Bailey in … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Why We Do NOT Have a Fractional-Reserve System

This blog entry is for anyone who believes, as John Tamny here puts it, that “Fractional reserve banking quite simple IS.”

Among the many good points Tamny makes in his article, there is the underlying assumption that our system is, in some important … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Private Issue of Money — the Root of Our Monetary Problem?

In a comment posted under an article by my friend Jerry Bowyer (Where’s the Hyperinflation?), “ps61penn62prin64” writes that “private currency monetary systems… are doomed to fail the interest of American citizens.”

Bowyer’s article discusses the sizeable increase in the money … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Fact and Fiction on Reserve Requirements

In the system we have now, we do use both a reserve restriction and an asset restriction. But, the modern reserve restriction has changed fundamentally, and has nothing to do with the monetarist understanding of reserve restrictions, except in a … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Obama’s Ransom Note: Tax “Rich” Or I’ll Drop US Over Cliff

Obama says he will veto any legislation that doesn’t include a tax increase on “the rich.” The media will do all they can to pretend that this means the Republicans are the one’s risking the American people. This deserves a few … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Will the US Be Economically Destroyed by It Own PIIGS?

The election has left a lot of people in shock. Conservatives need to end this time of grief and mourning as soon as possible. The fact is that there was a lot more going on in this last election than … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

GOP Brand Should Be Pro-Market, Anti-Wall-Street

Mitt Romney lost hard. There is no love lost between him and me, but I get tired of seeing people kick a man when he’s down, especially when many of them were such flatterers to him before November 6. But … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Disguising the Non-Recovery: Why Obama Might Want the Fiscal Cliff

From what I have followed in the news, Obama isn’t acting like someone who wants to avoid “sequestration”—the automatic cuts and tax hikes that many have dubbed “the fiscal cliff.” Instead he acts like someone who thinks he has a … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

The So-Called “Recovery” Looks Fake

The media has continued to pretend that we have passed out of the recession into a “slow recovery.”

But despite the convenient fluke of a better-than-expected jobs report before the election, there never was any real recovery. As it stands … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Are US Prisons A Foretaste Of The New US Economy?

I saw this story yesterday and was horrified. I try to be skeptical of Russia Today, but unless that footage they showed of private prisons corporations advertising their “services” is fake, then this is really bad news for America.

According … Read More

January 29, 2013 |

Tax Hikes On Wealthy: GOP Folds On Obama’s Bluff

While the nation is mourning the murdered children the news comes out that John Boehner as speaker of the House has caved to Obama’s demands for a tax hike for the rich. What does this mean?

First, it means the deficit will … Read More

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