#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#90 Equality or Equity

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#88 Don’t Fear the Future

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#87 Gross National Freedom

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#86 Bidenomics and Economic Reality

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#84 Big Tech as Big Brother

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#83 Secular Stagnation

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/83-Secular-Stagnation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreSecular Stagnation Secular stagnation is caused by economic policies that are rooted in a non-Christian worldview. “The award for shortest-lived economic theory in history goes to Larry Summers for Secular Stagnation.” That’s a quip I wrote to a friend a few years ago. …

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#80 Incentivizing Sloth

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#79 There is No Free Manna

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#78 Are We Born Good?

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#77 A Country Without Borders

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#75 The Tax Cartel

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#74 The Wall of Separation Between Education and State

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#73 Price or Politics

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#72 Two Worlds

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