#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom

the christian economist dave arnott

#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom   Then Vice-President Joe Biden contributed to the 2015 President’s Economic Report, stating that higher taxes result in lower wages.  Thus President Biden’s call this week for higher taxes are leading America down The Road to Serfdom   Taxes Lower Wages President Obama was correct.  His 2015 Economic report…

Read More

#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

the christian economist dave arnott

#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…

Read More

#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

the christian economist dave arnott

#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings   America is rich in part because we have built an economy that is based on trust that springs from the Judeo-Christian value system.  In a post-Christian era, we can expect the cost of everything to go up: More cops requires more taxes and steals labor from productive…

Read More

#126 The Economics of Abortion

the christian economist dave arnott

#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,…

Read More

#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

the christian economist dave arnott

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…

Read More

#123 Name, Image, Likeness

the christian economist dave arnott

#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…

Read More

#121 The Inflation Tax

the christian economist dave arnott

#121 The Inflation Tax Christians are taught to save money, and avoid debt.  But our national economic decision-makers are encouraging the opposite because of the inflation tax.    All dogs will go to heaven, but no taxes will.  The idea actually stems from James Madison, who wrote in Federalist #51: If men were angels, no…

Read More

#117 Economic Sanctions

the christian economist dave arnott

#117 Economic Sanctions   Economic sanctions can be used for good, as they are against Russia, or Ill, as they were against Canadian truckers.    Christian Worldview I’m beginning today’s podcast by citing three books that made the same prediction.  First: The Commanding Heights by Yergin and Stanislav tell the history of economics and politics…

Read More

#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

the christian economist dave arnott

#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…

Read More

#115 Who Made the Market?

the christian economist dave arnott

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…

Read More