#189 Karl Marx and Hamas

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#188 More Equal than you Think

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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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#184 Competition is More Effective Than Regulations

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#177 A Culture of Work

#173 A Culture of Work | The Christian Economist

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#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor

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

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#161 Social Security and Work

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#159 The Death of the Civil Servant

The Death of the Civil Servant

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#158 The Market Gives the Poor a Raise

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#19 Render Unto Caesar

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#18 Love Your Neighbor

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#15 Healthcare is Not a Moral Right

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#6 Jesus Distributed the Gospel Unequally

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