Alpha Investor’s Charles Mizrahi on God, Capitalism, and ESG

VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow interviewed Alpha Investor’s Charles Mizrahi for Medium about his article on the Biblical basis for capitalism. An excerpt:

Over time the “invisible hand of the market” encourages compassion and generosity. Consumers patronize companies that are more socially responsible. Companies that are not, will see a loss of market share. End result: the market place is driven by consumers.

Currently investors are applying non financial factors, (Environmental, Social, and Governance) before allocating capital. Companies that do not confirm will see a decrease of investment, thus encouraging them to be more ESG-oriented….

in ancient times God established that prosperity was a blessing, but there was an expectation that prosperity required generosity, allowing a whole community to thrive as individuals thrived.

Communicating that mindset would serve corporations well today — allowing your employees to have more say and understanding in the benevolence side of the corporation, and really just having better overall communication with them, letting them understand that their bonus or raise was a result of the company’s growth and success. Let them witness the trickle down effect of prosperity.

God established that prosperity was a sign of blessing, but it carried a responsibility with it. It was not meant to be hoarded or to be used only for self-gratification and advancement. There was an expectation from God concerning wealth, and a divinely ordained responsibility to manage wealth wisely and be generous with the results.

Mizrahi is offering a free month subscription to his newsletter.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. gee says:

    Thank you for being “bold” enough to post publicly, with your readers and everyone, the Almighty God’s biblical principles, so rare in these times where the mentioning of any type of truth concerning “religion” is looked upon as unintelligent and ancient.


  2. Paid for Alpha Investor last night, cannot sign on to your cite and nobody is answering the phone


  3. Todd Pitts says:

    I would be interested in having your firm manage my money.
    How do I sign up.



    1. Thanks for your interest, but we do not manage money.


  4. Michael Scherer says:

    Dear Charles: I listened to your video early this morning, and signed up. Not only was I impressed with you, but I was deeply taken by your sincerity. I’ve always longed for a gold Rolex; but after listening to you and previously becoming a Jewish Christian, I’ve changed my mindset.
    I do have one concern regarding the solid state battery lasting one million miles. How will it affect the card market? Assuming an automobile lasts one million miles, won’t purchasers retain their cars for many, many years thus severely slowing auto sales?
    I look forward to you response.
    Michael R. Scherer, CPA


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