#200 Vote with Your Feet

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#199 Hope for the New Year

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#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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#195 From God to Government

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#194 Thankful for Private Property

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#193 Who is Getting Shanghaied in Trade?

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#192 School Choice

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#191 When Expenses Exceed Revenues

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#190 We’ve Never Run Out of Anything

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#189 Karl Marx and Hamas

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#188 More Equal than you Think

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#187 ChatGPT has Assumptions

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#186 God Made Us Rich

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#185 Perfection is Found only in Heaven

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#184 Competition is More Effective Than Regulations

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#183 Who Should Care for the Homeless

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#182 Your Economic Reputation

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#181 Long Life & Economics

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#180 We are God’s Creative Creatures

#180 We Are God's Creative Creatures | The Christian Economist

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