#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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#119 Demand Destruction of God’s Creation

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#119 Demand Destruction of God’s Creation The Biden Administration is performing demand destruction on fossil fuels.  They are a part of God’s creation, that was intended to warm, transport, and feed the poor.     Creation or the Created Christians believe that humans come first, and the rest of creation comes second.  Scripture from Genesis 1:26…

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism Whole Foods founder John Mackey calls capitalism “The greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  Then why do young people favor socialism?  This podcast explains five reasons, based on the work of Niall Ferguson.   As the Christian Economist, sometimes I get caught between conflicting prescriptions.  Christians, and really, anyone who believes in…

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake The Government has thrown another financial fake to the poor.  This time, they increased child tax credits, then removed the spending power of the poor, via inflation.    Another possible title for today’s podcast could be “The Government giveth, and the Government taketh away.  In this case, they gave families…

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#109 Corruption and the Christian Worldview

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#109 Corruption and the Christian Worldview Corruption is caused by the fallen nature.  The best way to limit it, on this side of heaven, is to give more free-market power to privately owned entities, not to fallen government bureaucrats. Humpty Dumpty When Willie Sutton said, “Because that’s where the money is,” he was answering two…

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#108 God’s Frameworks

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#108 God’s Frameworks God made a complex world. Humans categorize it using frameworks. Frameworks.  That’s what we teach in college level education.  God made a complex world.  Humans try to categorize it so we can understand it better.  In the second session of my Econ class, I give framework assignments to groups of students.  They…

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