#161 Social Security and Work

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#147 The Digital Dollar Deceit

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#144 Be Anxious about Nothing

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#143 Why Work?

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#139 The Economics of Virtue Signaling

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#137 Student Loan Forgiveness

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#134 Be Fruitful & Multiply

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#132 Work as Recreation

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#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/125-Misinformation-Economic-Competition.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreMisinformation 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…

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness

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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#115 Who Made the Market?

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#113 People Should Be Free

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#112 The Great Reset

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