#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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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#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…

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#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…

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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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#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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