#98 The Myth of National Self-Reliance

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#97 Feeling vs Thinking

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#96 Tax the Rich

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#95 Paying People Not to Work

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#94 Bread and Circuses

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#93 Public Ownership & Scarcity Part II

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#92 Public Ownership & Scarcity Part I

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#91 The Chicken or the Egg

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#85 Safety vs Freedom

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#84 Big Tech as Big Brother

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#81 Private Property

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/81-Private-Property.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MorePrivate 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…

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#80 Incentivizing Sloth

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#79 There is No Free Manna

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/21.05.12-79-AO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere 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…

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#77 A Country Without Borders

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/77-Borders-AO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA 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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#76 Central Planning STILL Does Not Work

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/76AO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreCentral Planning STILL Does Not Work Lovers of democracy should not admire totalitarians who build bridges to nowhere with other peoples’ money. Central planners lack perfect information and perfect intent.

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#75 The Tax Cartel

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/75-The-Tax-Cartel-AO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe 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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#74 The Wall of Separation Between Education and State

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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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Utopian Ideas Deny the Fallen Nature

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Can’t we build a just society? The answer: “We should do everything we can to build a more just society and a more just world. And the worst way to do that is to try to create an egalitarian utopia” (2010, p. 32). The world is not perfect, and we cannot make it that way.…

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