#186 God Made Us Rich

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/186-God-Made-Us-Rich.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreOur creativity comes from being made in the image of God. That creative innovation is best expressed in time-price, defined as how many hours we work to buy something.  We’re rich. Would you like to pay for your breakfast and get eight free? …

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#177 A Culture of Work

#173 A Culture of Work | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/177-A-Culture-of-Work.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreMost Democrats favor a culture of dependency.  That is not consistent with the Christian worldview that God made humans to work.   “I don’t work because I don’t have to”.  A woman of working age in front of me in the check-out lane…

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#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor

#168 How Fiscal Policy Harms the Poor | The Christian Economist

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/168-How-Fiscal-Policy-Harms-the-Poor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreI Timothy 5:18, states, “The worker deserves his wages.”  Five fiscal policies harm the poor by denying fair wages: Inflation, minimum wage, unemployment benefits, favoring unions, and licensing requirements.   I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.  That sarcastic anecdote serves as…

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#159 The Death of the Civil Servant

The Death of the Civil Servant

http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/159-The-Death-of-the-Civil-Servant.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | MoreGovernment employees work in a monopoly where the fallen nature is encouraged.  Private employees work in competitive environments which discourage self-interest.    What happened to the term “civil servant?”  Honestly, I have not heard that term used in twenty years.  The idea was…

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#158 The Market Gives the Poor a Raise

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#143 Why Work?

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/143-Why-Work.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#143 Why Work? Three million Americans quit working, but how are they living when “there is no free lunch”? We are Biblically commanded to work in order to serve our neighbors.     How can three million people leave the workforce and still make…

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#132 Work as Recreation

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http://media.blubrry.com/1463975/davearnott.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/132-Work-as-Recreation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | More#132 Work as Recreation In the Christian Worldview, work is performed to restore the world to God’s creational intent.  Thus, our work is recreation.    The Great Resignation is the term describing why people are not returning to work after the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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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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