#139 The Economics of Virtue Signaling

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#115 Who Made the Market?

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#112 The Great Reset

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty

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#110 Going Back to the Office

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#108 God’s Frameworks

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#107 Training is Not Education

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#106 Karl Marx and the Devil

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/106-Karl-Marx-and-the-Devil.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere is no biblical basis whatsoever for socialism, either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament. because socialism is totally at the opposite end of the spectrum from what it means to be a God-fearing person. You’ve probably sensed that there’s…

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#105 The Free Market Feeds the Poor

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#103 We’re All Agents

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/103-Were-All-Agents.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#103  We’re All Agents We all act as agents for someone.  Christians should be agents of God’s calling, creating goods and services that enrich our neighbors.   The First Organizational Structure In Exodus 18:13, we find the first story of organizational structure. It reads:…

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#102 The Debt Ceiling

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#101 Inflating Inflation

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#100 Takers Are Not Makers

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#99 Faith and Freedom

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#98 The Myth of National Self-Reliance

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#97 Feeling vs Thinking

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