#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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#164 The Redistribution Scheme

#164 The Redistribution Scheme

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/164-The-Redistribution-Scheme.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreMost fiscal policy has become a redistribution scheme because the benefit actually accrues not to the government, but to those on whom the revenue is spent.  That’s not Biblical. When writing about taxes, Gregory Mankiw writes, “The benefit actually accrues not to the…

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#162 Voting for Socialism

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/162-Voting-for-Socialism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreFox business anchor Charles Payne famously said, “You can only vote for Socialism once.”  Another common quip is “You can vote your way in, but you’ll have to shoot your way out.”  Well, 86 US Congressional Representatives just voted for it.  Fortunately, 327…

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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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#133 South America Turns Socialist

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/133-South-America-Turns-Socialist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#133 South America Turns Socialist   As South American countries turn Socialist, the US should prepare to bail them out just as President Clinton did in 1995.   Caring for our Neighbors  One of the bravest political economic decisions in American history does…

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/116-Resurgence-of-Socialism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#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…

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#112 The Great Reset

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/112-The-Great-Reset.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#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…

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#106 Karl Marx and the Devil

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/106-Karl-Marx-and-the-Devil.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreThere is no biblical basis whatsoever for socialism, either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament. because socialism is totally at the opposite end of the spectrum from what it means to be a God-fearing person. You’ve probably sensed that there’s…

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#18 Love Your Neighbor

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Love-Your-Neighbor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreIf you love your neighbor, you will provide consumer surplus, which makes them richer.  If you love yourself, you will make a profit, which makes you richer.

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#17 Don’t Covet

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Dont-Covet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreEconomic inequality – like all inequalities – should be praised as a part of God’s creational intent.

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