#134 Be Fruitful & Multiply

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#134 Be Fruitful and Multiply Americans are not having enough babies.  This is a departure from the Christian Worldview which harms the economy.     Another day, another Malthusian.  Now I know what the Apostle Paul was writing about when he mentioned the thorn in his side.  This time, it’s the White House claiming that we…

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#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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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#126 The Economics of Abortion Abortion is wrong as a Christian means, as well as an economic end. Said another way: Life is right as a Christian means as well as an economic end.  Thankful to be here I was on Dennis Prager’s fireside chat recently and made the point that as the Christian Economist,…

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism Whole Foods founder John Mackey calls capitalism “The greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  Then why do young people favor socialism?  This podcast explains five reasons, based on the work of Niall Ferguson.   As the Christian Economist, sometimes I get caught between conflicting prescriptions.  Christians, and really, anyone who believes in…

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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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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake The Government has thrown another financial fake to the poor.  This time, they increased child tax credits, then removed the spending power of the poor, via inflation.    Another possible title for today’s podcast could be “The Government giveth, and the Government taketh away.  In this case, they gave families…

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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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