#129 President Biden’s Road to Serfdom

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#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…

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#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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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#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…

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#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,…

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#124 The March of Foolish Things

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#124 The March of Foolish Things Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer wants to lower inflation by increasing taxes.  This is just one of many silly economics ideas that are part of what Thomas Sowell has called “The March of Foolish Things.    Today’s podcast title comes from a Wall Street Journal headline way back in…

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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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#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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#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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#110 Going Back to the Office

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#110 Going Back to the Office Going back to the office after the pandemics exemplifies the flexibility of both Christianity and economics.   The US labor market is going through an epic change in supply and demand, as we exit the Covid pandemic.  Each industry, and firm, is making the decision about whether to continue remote…

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