David L. Bahnsen

David is the chief investment officer of The Bahnsen Group of HighTower Advisors in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Understanding the stimulus bill

Money | What’s the purpose of lawmakers’ $2 trillion proposal?
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 3/24/20, 08:59 pm

The U.S. Senate and the Trump administration have spent the better part of a week now moving the country toward a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package designed to address the explosive economic costs of the coronavirus threat. The American economy has come to a virtual halt for the past week or so, and it’s likely to be in such a state for another couple of weeks, maybe longer. Lawmakers are under pressure to somehow prop up the economy through various mechanisms available to the legislative branch.
 

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Office of prognostication

Money | The Congressional Budget Office’s healthcare predictions aren’t a reliable guide for lawmakers
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 6/14/17, 01:41 pm

With the GOP promising a “repeal and replace” of Obamacare, all eyes have turned to the U.S. Senate. The House passed a repeal-and-replace bill, the American Health Care Act, on May 4, and while the Senate is widely expected to make adjustments to the House plan, the reconciliation process gives senators a path to repeal and replace that requires only 51 votes, versus the 60 normally needed to prevent a filibuster.

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Value vs. values

Money | An interlinked society makes ‘socially conscious’ investing complicated
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 3/15/17, 03:59 pm

Should Christians emphasize “value” investing (making investing decisions around the economic value of a given investment opportunity) or “values” investing (buying stock only in companies that meet Biblical moral criteria)—and if the latter, which criteria to emphasize?

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