Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is a leading thinker in finance and economics. He is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, Economic Advisor to Ronald Blue & Company, and President of Bowyer Research. Jerry is a columnist and a former commentator on Fox Business News, Fox News, and CNBC. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine, and he has written for numerous publications. Jerry has lectured at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School, University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and Industrial Administration, Duquesne University’s School of Law, as well as other educational institutions. He is the founder of the influential Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. He has advised state and local government authorities extensively in privatization, economic development and deregulation and was consulted frequently by the Council of Economic Advisors during the Bush administration. He is a frequent speaker at Ronald Blue & Company and Kingdom Advisor events as well as other business and investment groups, and is a speaker and advisor to the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning team at IWU. He is an ordained Deacon and a Eucharistic minister and a frequent guest preacher in various churches in his home town of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest five of their seven children.
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Netflix Deal With Obamas Isn't the Real Problem, Respect for Shareholders is

Posted by Jerry Bowyer on 5/24/18 4:32 PM

Netflix recently tweeted out an announcement that it would be entering into a major deal with Barack and Michelle Obama.

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Topics: Principles-Based Investing, US Equities

What We Can Learn From JFK About Tax Cuts and Economic Growth

Posted by Jerry Bowyer on 5/21/18 12:30 PM

What can we learn from the Kennedy tax cuts that helps us know what to expect from the Trump/Paul Ryan tax cuts? First, I want to clue you into the fact that if we look deeply into the fossil record, we can see that there was once a creature known as the Growth Democrat. The GD had a symbiotic relationship with the (then-rare) Growth Republican, but was in competition with the Dixiecrat and the Deficit Hawk Republican. In fact, the great JFK tax cut of 1964 was not enacted by JFK himself, because his tax proposals were blocked by a coalition of Dixiecrats and Deficit Hawks. Dixiecrats knew quite well what tax cuts would do -- they would stimulate growth and create millions of jobs. Eventually employers starved for workers would be forced to defy social convention and hire African American workers and segregation would be undermined by business. The whole disgusting story is told well by Larry Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic in JFK and the Reagan Revolution.

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Topics: Economics

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