#147 The Digital Dollar Deceit

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#142 The Church of Environmentalism

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#140 The IRS Targets the Proletariat

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#139 The Economics of Virtue Signaling

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#136 Global Warming is Good

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#134 Be Fruitful & Multiply

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#133 South America Turns Socialist

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#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/128-Limiting-Urban-Sprawl.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#128 Limiting Urban Sprawl Land control schemes limit owners’ freedom, and they prevent the economic development that enables the poor to move into the middle class.   Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has called for extensions of the state’s Agriculture Conservation Easement Purchase…

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#127 The Christian Economics of School Shootings

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#126 The Economics of Abortion

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#125 Misinformation & Economic Competition

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/125-Misinformation-Economic-Competition.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreMisinformation and Economic Competition The Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board spells disaster for “misinformation” and economic competition within a civilized society.  People should be free I often ask my students at Dallas Baptist University if they’re still required to read Animal Farm in…

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#123 Name, Image, Likeness

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/123-Name-Image-Likeness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#123 Name, Image, Likeness   The “Name, Image, Likeness” policy allows collegiate athletes to earn money from their individual endorsements.  This increase in freedom is in line with Christian Economics.    I received an unusual invitation from our Athletic Department at Dallas Baptist University…

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#121 The Inflation Tax

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#117 Economic Sanctions

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#116 The Resurgence of Socialism

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#115 Who Made the Market?

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#113 People Should Be Free

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#112 The Great Reset

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty

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#110 Going Back to the Office

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/110-Going-Back-to-the-Office.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#110 Going Back to the Office Going back to the office after the pandemics exemplifies the flexibility of both Christianity and economics.   The US labor market is going through an epic change in supply and demand, as we exit the Covid pandemic.  Each…

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