#195 From God to Government

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#193 Who is Getting Shanghaied in Trade?

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#191 When Expenses Exceed Revenues

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/191-When-Expenses-Exceed-Revenues.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe US Federal Government’s annual expenses are $1.9 trillion more than its revenues.  That’s a violation of the eighth commandment, and it is economically unsustainable.   You will be poorer every day, for the rest of your life, because the…

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#189 Karl Marx and Hamas

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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 | Google 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…

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#185 Perfection is Found only in Heaven

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/185-Perfection-is-Found-Only-in-Heaven.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe can’t make a perfect economic system.  But we can make it better. God is perfect, we’re not.  But that doesn’t stop people from striving for perfection.  So how do we design an economic system for an imperfect world?  That’s…

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#166 Where DEI Goes to DIE

#166 Where DEI Goes to DIE

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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

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#163 Who Owns Education?

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#16 Building Up or Tearing Down

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#11 Recessions are Good

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Recessions-are-Good-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreRecessions help Christians move closer to our alignment with God’s intentions for our lives.  They help us understand how we are to specialize in “loving our neighbor.”

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#10 Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Earn-all-you-can-save-all-you-can-give-all-you-can.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreJohn Wesley’s famous quote is analyzed based on the Federal Reserve Bank’s low interest rates.

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