#198 Christian Colleges Solve the Woke Problem

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#197 December is Christian Month

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#196 The Economics of Imperfection

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#194 Thankful for Private Property

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#193 Who is Getting Shanghaied in Trade?

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#191 When Expenses Exceed Revenues

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/191-When-Expenses-Exceed-Revenues.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe US Federal Government’s annual expenses are $1.9 trillion more than its revenues.  That’s a violation of the eighth commandment, and it is economically unsustainable.   You will be poorer every day, for the rest of your life, because the Biden administration has…

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#190 We’ve Never Run Out of Anything

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#188 More Equal than you Think

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#186 God Made Us Rich

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#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart

#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart | The Christian Economist

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#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended

#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended | The Christian Economist

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#176 The Definition of Poverty

#173 The Definition of Poverty | The Christian Economist

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#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World

#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World | The Christian Economist

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#170 Tax Policy and The Poor

#170 Tax Policy and the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#167 Values and the Poor

#167 Values and the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#166 Where DEI Goes to DIE

#166 Where DEI Goes to DIE

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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

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#146 Power Corrupts

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#141 Christianity is Good for you

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#135 Economics is the Study of Life

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#132 Work as Recreation

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