#180 We are God’s Creative Creatures

#180 We Are God's Creative Creatures | The Christian Economist

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#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart

#179 Artificial Intelligence is Pretty Smart | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/179-Artificial-Intelligence-is-Pretty-Smart.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreArtificial intelligence can view a photo of a person’s face and correctly identify their political leanings 61% of the time.  That’s because conservatives smile and liberals don’t.  If you want to be happy, choose conservatism.   Artificial intelligence can view a photo of…

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#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended

#178 Economic Freedom Must be Defended | The Christian Economist

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#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste

#174 Never Let a Crisis go to Waste | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/174-Never-Let-a-Crisis-Go-to-Waste.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreChristians should not be fooled by the Machiavellian technique of using a crisis to gain political or economic power.    The title of today’s podcast comes from Niccolò Machiavelli, known as one of the most devious of leaders.  Early in the 16th century,…

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#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World

#173 Simple Rules for a Complex World | The Christian Economist

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#170 Tax Policy and The Poor

#170 Tax Policy and the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

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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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#136 Global Warming is Good

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/136-Global-Warming-is-Good.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#136 Global Warming is Good The Christian Economist looks at “The other hand” of global warming, and finds some good effects.   The Inflation reduction plan signed by President Biden recently will reduce inflation by…..wait for it….are you ready?  I’m an academic, so…

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/117-Economic-Sanctions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#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…

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#7 Competition and the Fallen Nature

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Competition-and-the-Fallen-Nature.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreFallen people need regulation, but which should Christians favor: Competition or Government Regulation?  The government regulators are fallen, so who’s going to regulate the regulators?  The fallen nature is more effectively controlled, and poor consumers get better quality products at lower prices, when…

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#4 The Commanding Heights

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-Commanding-Heights-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More“The Commanding Heights” by Yergin and Stanislav is a book and three-part video that takes us through The Battle of Ideas: Government vs Markets throughout the 20th century.  This podcast takes a Christian Worldview look at this fascinating portrayal of economic and political…

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#1 Christian View of Minimum Wage

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Christian-View-of-Minimum-Wage.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More Christians believe we should have as much freedom as possible and that work is good.  Thus, we tend to believe that government should not discriminate against poor people by preventing them from working.  Minimum wage causes the two evils of Macroeconomics: Inflation…

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