#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom

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#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom   Then Vice-President Joe Biden contributed to the 2015 President’s Economic Report, stating that higher taxes result in lower wages.  Thus President Biden’s call this week for higher taxes are leading America down The Road to Serfdom   Taxes Lower Wages President Obama was correct.  His 2015 Economic report…

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl Land control schemes limit owners’ freedom, and they prevent the economic development that enables the poor to move into the middle class.   Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has called for extensions of the state’s Agriculture Conservation Easement Purchase Program.  The press release from Mr. Mastriano’s office goes on to explain…

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings   America is rich in part because we have built an economy that is based on trust that springs from the Judeo-Christian value system.  In a post-Christian era, we can expect the cost of everything to go up: More cops requires more taxes and steals labor from productive…

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#126 The Economics of Abortion Abortion is wrong as a Christian means, as well as an economic end. Said another way: Life is right as a Christian means as well as an economic end.  Thankful to be here I was on Dennis Prager’s fireside chat recently and made the point that as the Christian Economist,…

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#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

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Misinformation and Economic Competition The Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board spells disaster for “misinformation” and economic competition within a civilized society.  People should be free I often ask my students at Dallas Baptist University if they’re still required to read Animal Farm in high school. I’m quite pleased by the results because it seems that…

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#124 The March of Foolish Things

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#124 The March of Foolish Things Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer wants to lower inflation by increasing taxes.  This is just one of many silly economics ideas that are part of what Thomas Sowell has called “The March of Foolish Things.    Today’s podcast title comes from a Wall Street Journal headline way back in…

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness   The “Name, Image, Likeness” policy allows collegiate athletes to earn money from their individual endorsements.  This increase in freedom is in line with Christian Economics.    I received an unusual invitation from our Athletic Department at Dallas Baptist University this month.  They asked me to make some video recordings about personal…

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#122 The Freedom to Work

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#122 The Freedom to Work The California Legislature is considering restricting labor in a way that violates five of the ten Biblical Commandments of Economics. They want to limit work to 32 hours a week.    The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote a column this week titled “California’s French Four-Day Workweek.”   The article…

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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#121 The Inflation Tax Christians are taught to save money, and avoid debt.  But our national economic decision-makers are encouraging the opposite because of the inflation tax.    All dogs will go to heaven, but no taxes will.  The idea actually stems from James Madison, who wrote in Federalist #51: If men were angels, no…

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#120 War Makes Us All Poorer

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#120 War Makes us all Poorer We tend to think that war only impinges upon those directly affected, but we all pay the economic price of war.     The Broken Window Fallacy After a hurricane or tornado, you will often hear someone claim that the rebuilding investment is good for the economics of the community. …

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