#99 Faith and Freedom

The Christian Economist

#99 Faith and Freedom God gives us the freedom to choose or reject HIs offer of salvation. So we assume He wants us to be as free as possible in our economic lives.  Freedom is not free Free is not freedom When I encounter someone who has served in the military, my common expression is…

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#97 Feeling vs Thinking

The Christian Economist

#97 Feeling vs Thinking We live in a time of stupidity.  Since we believe “The truth will make you free,” the Christian Economist encourages us to do more thinking and less feeling.   How many times have you asked, “How can people believe such stupid stuff?”  I often remind Ginger that she believes a woman got…

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#96 Tax the Rich

The Christian Economist

#96 Tax the Rich The rich already pay a high percentage of income taxes.  Taxing them more will cause them to leave the country.  And, it denies the consumer surplus that was created to earn wealth. The Socialist Alexandria Ocazio Cortez is so famous she is typically referred to as AOC, and everyone knows who…

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#90 Equality or Equity

The Christian Economist

#90 Equality or Equity? Christians believe in equality of opportunity, not equity of outcomes.  This comes from our belief about salvation.  The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.  The Inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.  Winston Churchill Here’s the difference between equality and equity.  Equality means equal opportunity. …

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#89 Antitrust and the Fallen Nature

The Christian Economist

#89 Antitrust and the Fallen Nature Monopolists are fallen, so there must be governmental control.  Antitrust activity should be controlled by the behavior of firms, because that exercises less power than controlling the potential for monopoly. A couple times each semester, I tell my students, “You might want to turn on your recording device because…

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#88 Don’t Fear the Future

The Christian Economist

#88 Don’t Fear the Future The Devil and the media want you to fear the future.  A Christian Economist rationally understands that the present is better than it’s ever been, and the future is protected by God.   Where we get the Patient to Worry In letter 15 of the Screwtape letters, CS Lewis “The…

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#87 Gross National Freedom

The Christian Economist

# 87 Gross National Freedom The intersection of Christianity and Economics is freedom.  Freedom is favored by both the Christian worldview and the economic thriving it produces. The intersection of Christianity & Economics is freedom.  I am recording this podcast during the week of July 4, Independence Day.  So it seems appropriate to address the…

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#86 Bidenomics and Economic Reality

The Christian Economist

#86  Bidenomics and Economic Reality The policies of Bidenomics are not grounded in economic reality not the Christian Worldview.  It is more a political movement than economic reality.   The reason there are 2.2 billion Christians in the world, is because our worldview fits reality.   We believe God created a perfect world, fallen humans…

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#85 Safety vs Freedom

The Christian Economist

#85 Safety vs Freedom The intersection of Christianity and Economics is freedom.  Since we can’t make it a perfect world, the Christian Worldview favors freedom over safety. The intersection of Christianity and Economics is freedom.  We believe God, the greatest being any human ever conceived of, gives us humans the freedom to accept or reject…

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#83 Secular Stagnation

The Christian Economist

Secular Stagnation Secular stagnation is caused by economic policies that are rooted in a non-Christian worldview. “The award for shortest-lived economic theory in history goes to Larry Summers for Secular Stagnation.” That’s a quip I wrote to a friend a few years ago.  Here’s the background.  There were questions about why the economy was not…

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