#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom

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#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom   Then Vice-President Joe Biden contributed to the 2015 President’s Economic Report, stating that higher taxes result in lower wages.  Thus President Biden’s call this week for higher taxes are leading America down The Road to Serfdom   Taxes Lower Wages President Obama was correct.  His 2015 Economic report…

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl Land control schemes limit owners’ freedom, and they prevent the economic development that enables the poor to move into the middle class.   Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has called for extensions of the state’s Agriculture Conservation Easement Purchase Program.  The press release from Mr. Mastriano’s office goes on to explain…

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings   America is rich in part because we have built an economy that is based on trust that springs from the Judeo-Christian value system.  In a post-Christian era, we can expect the cost of everything to go up: More cops requires more taxes and steals labor from productive…

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#126 The Economics of Abortion Abortion is wrong as a Christian means, as well as an economic end. Said another way: Life is right as a Christian means as well as an economic end.  Thankful to be here I was on Dennis Prager’s fireside chat recently and made the point that as the Christian Economist,…

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#120 War Makes Us All Poorer

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#120 War Makes us all Poorer We tend to think that war only impinges upon those directly affected, but we all pay the economic price of war.     The Broken Window Fallacy After a hurricane or tornado, you will often hear someone claim that the rebuilding investment is good for the economics of the community. …

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#118 Scriptural Specialization & Vladimir Putin

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#118 Scriptural Specialization & Vladimir Putin The Bible tells us to specialize so we can better serve our neighbors.  The current Russian leader does not understand this basic principle of economics.     Nike doesn’t make shoes, Apple does not make iPhones, and Ford only assembles cars, they don’t make them.  Tesla DOES make their own…

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#117 Economic Sanctions   Economic sanctions can be used for good, as they are against Russia, or Ill, as they were against Canadian truckers.    Christian Worldview I’m beginning today’s podcast by citing three books that made the same prediction.  First: The Commanding Heights by Yergin and Stanislav tell the history of economics and politics…

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#115 Who Made the Market?

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Who Made the Market? Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  Who gets credit for this marvelous invention?  Who made the market?    Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  That’s worth repeating and thinking about it for a…

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#113 People Should Be Free

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#113 People Should be Free God wants people to be as free as possible in their political and economic lives.  There are ten ways in which freedom is being constrained in our world today.   The Declaration of Independence calls them “Inalienable rights,” because it assumes they come from God, not from Government.  Here’s the…

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#112 The Great Reset

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#112 The Great Reset The World Economic Forum is attempting “The Great Reset”, after learning of problems with the US capitalist economy.  Christians believe in two: When Christ came, and when He returns. In-between them, we do the best we can in a fallen world.   In Christianity, we believe in two Great Resets: The…

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