#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl Land control schemes limit owners’ freedom, and they prevent the economic development that enables the poor to move into the middle class.   Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has called for extensions of the state’s Agriculture Conservation Easement Purchase Program.  The press release from Mr. Mastriano’s office goes on to explain…

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#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

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Misinformation and Economic Competition The Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board spells disaster for “misinformation” and economic competition within a civilized society.  People should be free I often ask my students at Dallas Baptist University if they’re still required to read Animal Farm in high school. I’m quite pleased by the results because it seems that…

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness   The “Name, Image, Likeness” policy allows collegiate athletes to earn money from their individual endorsements.  This increase in freedom is in line with Christian Economics.    I received an unusual invitation from our Athletic Department at Dallas Baptist University this month.  They asked me to make some video recordings about personal…

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#115 Who Made the Market?

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Who Made the Market? Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  Who gets credit for this marvelous invention?  Who made the market?    Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  That’s worth repeating and thinking about it for a…

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#113 People Should Be Free

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#113 People Should be Free God wants people to be as free as possible in their political and economic lives.  There are ten ways in which freedom is being constrained in our world today.   The Declaration of Independence calls them “Inalienable rights,” because it assumes they come from God, not from Government.  Here’s the…

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#112 The Great Reset

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#112 The Great Reset The World Economic Forum is attempting “The Great Reset”, after learning of problems with the US capitalist economy.  Christians believe in two: When Christ came, and when He returns. In-between them, we do the best we can in a fallen world.   In Christianity, we believe in two Great Resets: The…

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty President Biden admitted that there is no Federal solution for COVID.  From a Christian economist’s point of view, he said that there are elements outside what Abraham Kuyper would call “God’s sphere sovereignty.”   President Biden had his “Abraham Kuyper moment” this week, when he stated about COVID, “There is…

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#110 Going Back to the Office

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#110 Going Back to the Office Going back to the office after the pandemics exemplifies the flexibility of both Christianity and economics.   The US labor market is going through an epic change in supply and demand, as we exit the Covid pandemic.  Each industry, and firm, is making the decision about whether to continue remote…

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#108 God’s Frameworks

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#108 God’s Frameworks God made a complex world. Humans categorize it using frameworks. Frameworks.  That’s what we teach in college level education.  God made a complex world.  Humans try to categorize it so we can understand it better.  In the second session of my Econ class, I give framework assignments to groups of students.  They…

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#107 Training is Not Education

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#107 Training is not Education Training can effectively be measured by Return on Investment.  Education cannot.   Return on investment is an effective way to measure training.  It’s a terrible way to measure education.  The Wall Street Journal made three attempts recently to do this.   The first article is titled, Is college worth the…

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