#115 Who Made the Market?

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Who Made the Market? Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  Who gets credit for this marvelous invention?  Who made the market?    Whole Foods founder John Mackey said recently, “Capitalism is the greatest thing humanity’s ever done.”  That’s worth repeating and thinking about it for a…

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake

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#114 The Fiscal Financial Fake The Government has thrown another financial fake to the poor.  This time, they increased child tax credits, then removed the spending power of the poor, via inflation.    Another possible title for today’s podcast could be “The Government giveth, and the Government taketh away.  In this case, they gave families…

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#113 People Should Be Free

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#113 People Should be Free God wants people to be as free as possible in their political and economic lives.  There are ten ways in which freedom is being constrained in our world today.   The Declaration of Independence calls them “Inalienable rights,” because it assumes they come from God, not from Government.  Here’s the…

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#112 The Great Reset

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#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 fallen world.   In Christianity, we believe in two Great Resets: The…

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty

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#111 President Biden’s Sphere Sovereignty President Biden admitted that there is no Federal solution for COVID.  From a Christian economist’s point of view, he said that there are elements outside what Abraham Kuyper would call “God’s sphere sovereignty.”   President Biden had his “Abraham Kuyper moment” this week, when he stated about COVID, “There is…

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#110 Going Back to the Office

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#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 industry, and firm, is making the decision about whether to continue remote…

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#108 God’s Frameworks

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#108 God’s Frameworks God made a complex world. Humans categorize it using frameworks. Frameworks.  That’s what we teach in college level education.  God made a complex world.  Humans try to categorize it so we can understand it better.  In the second session of my Econ class, I give framework assignments to groups of students.  They…

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#107 Training is Not Education

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#107 Training is not Education Training can effectively be measured by Return on Investment.  Education cannot.   Return on investment is an effective way to measure training.  It’s a terrible way to measure education.  The Wall Street Journal made three attempts recently to do this.   The first article is titled, Is college worth the…

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# 106 Karl Marx and the Devil

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# 106 Karl Marx and the Devil There 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 something wrong with the entire…

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#105 The Free Market Feeds the Poor

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#105 The Free Market Feeds the Poor Father Robert Sirico has become the Lord Acton of our generation for telling Pope Francis that the free market feeds the poor. How else would there be enough “leftovers” to give away? I am a great admirer of Father Robert Sirico.  He founded the Acton Institute in Grand…

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