#196 The Economics of Imperfection

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#194 Thankful for Private Property

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/194-Thankful-for-Private-Property.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe Pilgrims tried socialism and it failed. Then private property led to so much prosperity that they hosted the first Thanksgiving.   If you have enough to eat this Thanksgiving, you should be thankful for the private property system that produced the food.…

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#192 School Choice

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/192-School-Choice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreSchool Choice: The rich already have the choice to send their children to any school they want.  The poor should have the same choice.   The rich should have a choice that the poor do not have. Really?! Think about it: The rich…

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#183 Who Should Care for the Homeless

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#176 The Definition of Poverty

#173 The Definition of Poverty | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/176-The-Definition-of-Poverty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More The Biden administration is considering changing the definition of poverty to be a relative term related to the lower end of the income spectrum.  That would guarantee that “The poor will always be with you.”  This is perhaps the most important statistic in…

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#170 Tax Policy and The Poor

#170 Tax Policy and the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor

#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor

#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/168-How-Fiscal-Policy-Harms-the-Poor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreI Timothy 5:18, states, “The worker deserves his wages.”  Five fiscal policies harm the poor by denying fair wages: Inflation, minimum wage, unemployment benefits, favoring unions, and licensing requirements.   I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.  That sarcastic anecdote serves as…

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#167 Values and the Poor

#167 Values and the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#161 Social Security and Work

Social Security & Work | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/161-Social-Security-Work.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreSocial Security is not social, nor secure.  It’s not working, because it’s not aligned with God’s design.  We were created as social creatures, with the innate need and desire to care for one another.  But social security is not a voluntary system, so…

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#20 Taxes that Care for Widows & Orphans

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Taxes-that-care-for-Widows-Orphans.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe US has the most progressive income tax system in the world.  It cares for widows and orphans, who pay negative taxes.

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#19 Render Unto Caesar

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Render-Unto-Caesar.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreShould we pay taxes?  How?  And how much?  The answers are not as obvious as you might think.

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#9 The poor will NOT always be with you

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-poor-will-NOT-always-be-with-you.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreIn ten years, extreme poverty has fallen from 18.2% to 8.6% of the world’s population.  It may be eliminated by 2030.

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