#200 Vote with Your Feet

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#199 Hope for the New Year

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/199-Hope-for-the-New-Year.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere are Ten Reasons for Hope in the New Year   I often explain that as an economist, I’m a pessimist, but as a Christian, I have hope. Hope is endemic to the Christian spirit and idea. We believe God is at work,…

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#198 Christian Colleges Solve the Woke Problem

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/198-Christian-Colleges-Solve-the-Woke-Problem.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe market will take care of the woke problem in higher education, as consumers choose Christian colleges over corrupt state institutions.    John Ellis wrote a fire-breathing editorial in the Wall Street Journal titled Higher Ed Has Become a Threat to America. Subtitled…

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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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#193 Who is Getting Shanghaied in Trade?

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#190 We’ve Never Run Out of Anything

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#187 ChatGPT has Assumptions

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#186 God Made Us Rich

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/186-God-Made-Us-Rich.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreOur creativity comes from being made in the image of God. That creative innovation is best expressed in time-price, defined as how many hours we work to buy something.  We’re rich. Would you like to pay for your breakfast and get eight free? …

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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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#163 Who Owns Education?

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#78 Are We Born Good?

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#20 Taxes that Care for Widows & Orphans

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#18 Love Your Neighbor

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#17 Don’t Covet

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#16 Building Up or Tearing Down

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#13 No Crash Diets

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#9 The poor will NOT always be with you

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#4 The Commanding Heights

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