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Affluent Christian Investor | June 26, 2019

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Latest Articles - Page 42 of 45 - Affluent Christian Investor

July 8, 2013 |

Do Stock Bubbles Cause Zombies?

Japan appears to be suffering from a plague. Suddenly over the past decades many tens of young men and women (perhaps mostly men) have become reclusive hermits. Some reportedly sleep all day and stay out at night. They refuse to … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

Talking Turkey

It seemed a sure thing. Turkey was the great exception to the dreary tale of economically dysfunctional Muslim countries. A candidate for membership in the European Union, a long-time member of NATO, a “secular” Islamic state, all spoke in Turkey’s … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

US Birthrate Drops Once Again

… And that has a greater impact on the US economy than many people realize.  The connection of single-parent homes to poverty is undeniable.

The story flew under the radar last Friday, noting, “This overall contraction in childbearing was also … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

Australia’s Manufacturing Crisis

On May 23, Ford Motor Company announced it was closing its manufacturing plants in Australia.  Local manufacture ceases in October 2016.  This announcement does not end the availability of Ford vehicles in Australia.  But it is an admission that manufacturing … Read More

July 8, 2013 |

Trouble with the (Yield) Curve


As I’ve said before, interest rates only go from twenty percent to basically zero once in a lifetime. I’ve also discussed here my view that an interest rate shock is in store for the United States in the … Read More

July 6, 2013 |

The Cooling of Global Warming and How to Profit From it

Poll after poll is being released that points out the obvious: The public is just not that worried about global warming.  I think that’s probably because human-caused global warming doesn’t exist!  Yes, the climate changes–it has changed for millions of … Read More

July 6, 2013 |

Health Care Penalty Delay: Feds Can’t ‘Lose’ Money They Never Had

The delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate means, according to this story, “the federal government will lose $10 billion in employer penalties in 2015 because of the delayed enforcement.”  That, as defined by the Congressional Budget Office.

Interesting word choice: “lose.”  … Read More

July 6, 2013 |

Billionaire Obama Supporter Demands Double Minimum Wage On Limousine Liberal Bloomberg’s Web Page

Would you pay more for something than you had to? Nick Hanauer thinks you should. But don’t worry: it’s for your own good.

Hanauer is the founder of a venture capital firm called Second Avenue Partners, and recently published an … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

The Conundrum of Low Inflation Explained?

The conundrum of a low-growth, low-inflation environment combined with expanding, voluminous central-bank balance sheets has many scratching their heads. A recent stab at an explanation was given by Martin Feldstein, asking “Why is US inflation so low?”

Since 2008, Feldstein … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

No, CNBC, Americans Did Not “Follow the Rules”: July 4th Editorial Ignores Booming Debt

CNBC’s story “The State of the American Dream is Uncertain,” reads like a recipe for encouraging people to feel bitter and helpless because a standardized route to success no longer works the way it used to. If we hope to … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

Human Rights Challenges Aussie Businesses

Create an Australian Human Rights Commission and you can expect trouble in business. This time, the AHRC aimed its efforts at one of the largest Australian retailers, Myer.

The goal of the AHRC is to get this Australian business to … Read More

July 5, 2013 |

New Polling Data, Obama Losing on the Issues


When Obama Isn’t Running, Obama Loses

When Barack Obama is not actually running for office, Barack Obama does not do well with American voters. Or, at least his ideas and policies on economic matters generally don’t. That could matter looking at … Read More

July 3, 2013 |

Ma, There’s a Storm a Comin’

I laughed at the talking heads’ reaction to the sell off in the bond market over the last few weeks; there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over a fifty basis point rise in the ten year.  Yes, it … Read More

July 3, 2013 |

ObamaCare Forcing Businesses to Close Up Shop, Hitting the Economy

This four-year economic recovery has been one of the worst on record, with real GDP growth averaging a mere 2.1 percent. Keep in mind that during a recovery, the U.S. economy should be expanding at better than 4 percent on … Read More

July 3, 2013 |

Unions Eats Their Own in California Standoff

It’s the Unions vs. the poor in the Golden State as the longtime friends become sudden foes in a bruising battle that became heightened recently. Commuters in San Francisco will find BART closed as unions demand more money for employees, … Read More

July 3, 2013 |

Denial (of Freedom) Is Just a River in Egypt

Two years ago the Arab Spring sprung in Egypt. Quasi-western young people tweeted and ed themselves into a revolution. Crowds gathered in Tahrir Square wearing tee-shirts with logos of hip Western companies like Google printed on them and carrying English … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

Thefts Have Consequences: Cyprus Banks See Fallout After Levy

ZeroHedge caught my eye with this post reporting that there are economic consequences to legalized bank robbery.

“Another month, another update on the inefficiency of Cypriot capital controls, where following the latest release by the central bank on … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

America Losing Its Entrepreneurial Edge? Increasing Dependency, Punishing Risk Taking

A key competitive advantage of the U.S. in the global economy is entrepreneurship. Since the birth of this nation, our entrepreneurial spirit has been deep in our cultural and economic DNA.

But are we losing that entrepreneurial edge? Unfortunately, reasons … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

Chaos in Australian Politics Leaves Australians with Wishful Thinking

On Wednesday, June 26 2013, Australian politics came to a head. Specifically involving the Labor Party, which is a minority in the Australian Federal Parliament, yet carries the Prime Ministership with the aid of independent members of the house.

But … Read More

July 2, 2013 |

Blood in the Streets

I was never any good at timing the market and picking intra-day winners.  However, I have developed a keen sense of when an asset class is really out of whack pricewise.  The NASDAQ closing in on 5000 comes to … Read More

June 3, 2013 |

Is Religion An Essential Driver Of Economic Growth?

Peter Berger is perhaps the world’s most prominent living sociologist. He has written two dozen books including seminal texts in the development of the sociology of religion, the sociology of knowledge, and the sociology of modern development. He may be … Read More

March 22, 2013 |

Accelerated and Selective Learning

It is not difficult to further illustrate that restructuring post-secondary education would not affect the quality of learning. Consider this: in many years over the last few decades, accounting is among undergrads’ top choices at business schools. Do students specializing … Read More

March 22, 2013 |

How Our Education System Fell into Decline

Sixty-three percent of employers said that recent college graduates don’t have the skills they need to succeed, the Association of American Colleges and Universities found in 2010. A separate survey showed that 25 percent of employers say that entry-level writing … Read More

March 22, 2013 |

Accelerated Learning Would Add Trillions of Dollars in Wealth

If students could complete their education a year faster, the many benefits would include increased personal wealth, decreased government spending, and more sustainable entitlement programs.

Political discussion today is dominated by a pessimistic tone about government deficits, taxes, and our aging population. But, … Read More

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