#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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#84 Big Tech as Big Brother

The Christian Economist

#84 Big Tech as Big Brother Christian Economists don’t want a Big Brother, because we have a Good Father. The Free Market Forum is a conference supported by Hillsdale College in Michigan.  I have attended a few times and always learned something valuable about the interaction of Christianity and Economics.  A couple years ago, there…

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#81 Private Property

The Christian Economist

Private Property Private property is Christian because it was God-ordained in the “Don’t steal” commandment.  Private property produces better economic outcomes because we protect what we own. Elizabeth Warren wants to use the private property of her name and the private property of her Senate seat to claim private property of a bill she has…

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#80 Incentivizing Sloth

The Christian Economist

Incentivizing Sloth The US Government has increased unemployment benefits, which means many workers are paid more to stay home than to work.  The Christian worldview clearly states that we should not incentivize sloth.    In the Wall Street Journal this week, Daniel Henninger asks “Is the American work ethic dying?”  and the subtitle reads, “Covid…

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#79 There is No Free Manna

The Christian Economist

There is No Free Manna Profligate spending is not Biblical because it violates the scriptural truths about fair measures and stealing.  It harms the poor, the old, and the young.   Manna in the desert was free.  Government money in 2021 is not.   Joe Biden is not God, Janet Yellen is not Moses and…

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#77 A Country Without Borders

The Christian Economist

A Country Without Borders National borders are Biblical.  They should be enforced in a way that cares for neighbors, protects Biblically endorsed private property, and promotes economic thriving. Biblical Economic Policy – https://amzn.to/2Su5p7l

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#75 The Tax Cartel

The Christian Economist

The Tax Cartel   Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants to form a multinational tax cartel that will increase corporate taxes that are paid by poor consumers. Christians favor lower taxes that decrease consumer prices and increase employment among disadvantaged groups.  

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Economic Input and Output

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The current split in the Supreme Court is over originalism and progressivism. Originalists say the purpose of the court is to compare the new law with the existing constitution to see if it aligns. Let’s call that “input.” Progressives say the purpose of the court is to measure the effect of the new law on…

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