#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

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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#172 When the Government Owns it All

#172 When the Government Owns it All | 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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#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor

#169 How Green Policies Impoverish the Poor | The Christian Economist

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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

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#160 The Truth Shall Make you Free

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/160-The-Truth-Shall-Make-You-Free.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreTHE Truth, as mentioned in John 8:32, means we should seek objective agreement about economic measures.  Accepting THE truth gives freedom, while multiple truths removes freedom.  Lies, Damned Lies, and Economics That’s a rephrasing of the old quip attributed to Mark Twain.  In…

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#157 Gridlock is Good

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#149 Growing or Dying

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/149-Growing-or-Dying.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreNegative growth via socialism is being forced to live with less.  Growth via free market capitalism is choosing to do more with less.    It’s all about power.  The serpent told Eve that if she ate the apple, SHE would be God.  Things…

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#5 Wait or Walk?

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Wait-or-Walk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreIs the economy a force of nature made by God, or a machine that human’s adjust?  Christian economists believe there is a God who guards and guides, so we believe in more passive fiscal and monetary policies.

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