#200 Vote with Your Feet

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#198 Christian Colleges Solve the Woke Problem

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#185 Perfection is Found only in Heaven

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/185-Perfection-is-Found-Only-in-Heaven.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe can’t make a perfect economic system.  But we can make it better. God is perfect, we’re not.  But that doesn’t stop people from striving for perfection.  So how do we design an economic system for an imperfect world?  That’s the subject of…

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#184 Competition is More Effective Than Regulations

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#183 Who Should Care for the Homeless

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#180 We are God’s Creative Creatures

#180 We Are God's Creative Creatures | The Christian Economist

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#177 A Culture of Work

#173 A Culture of Work | The Christian Economist

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#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste

#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste | The Christian Economist

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#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor

#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor

#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#158 The Market Gives the Poor a Raise

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#156 Digital Marxism

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#154 Predicting the Future

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#153 How to Destroy an Economy

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#143 Why Work?

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#136 Global Warming is Good

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#134 Be Fruitful & Multiply

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#133 South America Turns Socialist

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#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

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#124 The March of Foolish Things

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness

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