#200 Vote with Your Feet

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#198 Christian Colleges Solve the Woke Problem

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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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#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 | 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 Biden administration has…

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#189 Karl Marx and Hamas

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#184 Competition is More Effective Than Regulations

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/184-Competition-is-More-Effective-than-Regulation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreChristians are called to take care of widows and orphans, because in the agrarian economy of Biblical times, those were the people who didn’t own land, so they were not capable of economically providing for themselves.  In the 21st century, we as individuals…

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#183 Who Should Care for the Homeless

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#182 Your Economic Reputation

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/182-Your-Economic-Reputation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreDuring his testimony in front of the Judiciary Committee, John Durham had a powerful response to the attack on his reputation: “My concern about my reputation is with the people who I respect and my family and my Lord.” Are we as a…

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#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart

#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart | The Christian Economist

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#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended

#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended | The Christian Economist

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#175 The Economic Effects of Illegal Immigration

#175 The Economic Effects of Illegal Immigration | The Christian Economist

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#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste

#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste | The Christian Economist

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#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World

#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World | The Christian Economist

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#172 When the Government Owns it All

#172 When the Government Owns it All | 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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#157 Gridlock is Good

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#84 Big Tech as Big Brother

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#21 Economic Humanism

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#12 All Things in Common?

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#7 Competition and the Fallen Nature

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