#83 Secular Stagnation

The Christian Economist

Secular 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.  Here’s the background.  There were questions about why the economy was not…

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#80 Incentivizing Sloth

The Christian Economist

Incentivizing Sloth The US Government has increased unemployment benefits, which means many workers are paid more to stay home than to work.  The Christian worldview clearly states that we should not incentivize sloth.    In the Wall Street Journal this week, Daniel Henninger asks “Is the American work ethic dying?”  and the subtitle reads, “Covid…

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#79 There is No Free Manna

The Christian Economist

There is No Free Manna Profligate spending is not Biblical because it violates the scriptural truths about fair measures and stealing.  It harms the poor, the old, and the young.   Manna in the desert was free.  Government money in 2021 is not.   Joe Biden is not God, Janet Yellen is not Moses and…

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#78 Are We Born Good?

The Christian Economist

Are we Born Good? We are not born good. The Christian Worldview explains how fallen people are called to redeem the world by increasing consumer surplus for their neighbors. Chloe Zhao, received the Oscar for best director for her film Nomadland.  Ms Zhao, who moved to the U.S. when she was in high school, referenced…

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#77 A Country Without Borders

The Christian Economist

A Country Without Borders National borders are Biblical.  They should be enforced in a way that cares for neighbors, protects Biblically endorsed private property, and promotes economic thriving. Biblical Economic Policy – https://amzn.to/2Su5p7l

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#75 The Tax Cartel

The Christian Economist

The Tax Cartel   Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants to form a multinational tax cartel that will increase corporate taxes that are paid by poor consumers. Christians favor lower taxes that decrease consumer prices and increase employment among disadvantaged groups.  

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#72 Two Worlds

The Christian Economist

Two Worlds   The Christian response to two worlds is to find a community of fellow believers from which to gain strength.  That is how Christians can be in the world, but not of the world.  

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#73 Price or Politics

The Christian Economist

Price of Politics   The free market price system more effectively distributes goods to the poor, because it increases the supply. Political economic systems distribute scarce goods to friends and family first via politics, not price.

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