#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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#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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#189 Karl Marx and Hamas

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/189-Karl-Marx-and-Hamas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe powerful religion of Karl Marx and of Islam leads to the powerful political system of totalitarianism, which leads to the powerful economic system of Marxism, which impoverishes its people. How we see God has a lot to do with how we see…

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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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#181 Long Life & Economics

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/181-Economics-of-a-Long-Life.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MorePeople are living longer, and it’s shaking up the world of money. A Wall Street Journal piece shows that as we age, we stack up more cash. But, with longer lives come bigger economic questions. “You will have a long life on the…

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#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart

#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart | The Christian Economist

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#176 The Definition of Poverty

#173 The Definition of Poverty | The Christian Economist

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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

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#162 Voting for Socialism

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#106 Karl Marx and the Devil

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/106-Karl-Marx-and-the-Devil.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere is no biblical basis whatsoever for socialism, either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament. because socialism is totally at the opposite end of the spectrum from what it means to be a God-fearing person. You’ve probably sensed that there’s…

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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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#18 Love Your Neighbor

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#17 Don’t Covet

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Dont-Covet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreEconomic inequality – like all inequalities – should be praised as a part of God’s creational intent.

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#15 Healthcare is Not a Moral Right

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#12 All Things in Common?

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/All-Things-in-Common.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreActs 2 says we should hold “All things in common.”  Some Christian economists claim this endorses socialism, but it does the opposite: It endorses individual giving, which exemplifies free market capitalism.

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