#192 School Choice

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/192-School-Choice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreSchool Choice: The rich already have the choice to send their children to any school they want.  The poor should have the same choice.   The rich should have a choice that the poor do not have. Really?! Think about it: The rich…

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#190 We’ve Never Run Out of Anything

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/190-Weve-Never-Run-Out-of-Anything.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreScarcity thinkers tell us we are running out of resources.  But Christians believe our “Made in the image of God creativity” will continue to find new ways of preserving resources. One of my favorite questions to ask groups is to complete this sentence,…

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#187 ChatGPT has Assumptions

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/187-ChatGPT-Has-Assumptions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreChatGPT leans liberal and can be deceptive, but Christians should not be afraid of it; It’s simply another machine that will cause creative destruction that makes us economically richer.   Toward the end of last semester, I wrote to my Dean in the…

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#185 Perfection is Found only in Heaven

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/185-Perfection-is-Found-Only-in-Heaven.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe can’t make a perfect economic system.  But we can make it better. God is perfect, we’re not.  But that doesn’t stop people from striving for perfection.  So how do we design an economic system for an imperfect world?  That’s the subject of…

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#184 Competition is More Effective Than Regulations

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/184-Competition-is-More-Effective-than-Regulation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreChristians are called to take care of widows and orphans, because in the agrarian economy of Biblical times, those were the people who didn’t own land, so they were not capable of economically providing for themselves.  In the 21st century, we as individuals…

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#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart

#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart | The Christian Economist

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#171 Proof that Men are Not Angels

#171 Proof that Men Are Not Angels | The Christian Economist

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#165 The Economics of Servant Leadership

#165 The Economics of Servant Leadership | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/165-The-Economics-of-Servant-Leadership.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreChristian servant leadership gives us our political and legal systems, universities, medical care, child adoption, and freed most of the world from slavery.  And it was all done, almost for free!  It’s free!  Hold it, don’t you often say “There’s no free lunch?” …

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#163 Who Owns Education?

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/163-Who-Owns-Education.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe Christian worldview calls for a market in education that provides students with a passport to freedom.     “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”  I noticed that quote from Oprah Winfrey on the wall of the Nashville…

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#162 Voting for Socialism

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#160 The Truth Shall Make you Free

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#157 Gridlock is Good

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/157-Gridlock-is-Good.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreGridlock is good, at the national level.  More political and economic decisions should be made at the state and local levels.  The Bible calls for even more decisions at the family and church levels.    A friend asked recently about the “horrible” in-fighting…

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#156 Digital Marxism

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/156-Digital-Marxism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreKarl Marx said that workers should own the means of production.  In the digital economy, they do: a computer and a smartphone.  Karl Marx called for workers to have ownership of the means of production.  When he wrote The Communist Manifesto with Friedrich…

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#155 Not the Chinese Century

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#99 Faith and Freedom

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#87 Gross National Freedom

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#3 1 vs 100

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/1-vs-100-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreHong Kong is #1 in the Index of Economic Freedom, and it is being challenged by #100 China.  This podcast looks at this political challenge from the Christian Economic Worldview.

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#1 Christian View of Minimum Wage

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