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Books

Books authored by Dr. Paul Cleveland and the late Dr. Clarence Carson

Speaking

Explore the opportunity for Dr. Cleveland to speak at your event

Onlline Economics

New! Online course designed for high school economics

Textbook and Online Course!

Basic Economics:
A Natural Law Approach to Economics
, 4th ed.

 

Equipping Christians for over 15 Years

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Dr. Paul Cleveland

Dr. Paul Cleveland

Professor of Finance and Economics

Working as a professor for over 35 years has allowed Dr. Cleveland to study and think deeply about issues of political economy. He has discovered ways to communicate these sometimes illusive concepts to today’s students, often through story telling, which makes understanding these principles more accessible to all of us.
Dr. Clarence Carson

Dr. Clarence Carson

Author, deceased

Dr. Carson was a treasured mentor to Dr. Cleveland. As a well published historian, he left academia in his later years to devote his time to developing a social sciences curriculum for high school students. He believed that attempts to interpret all social sciences by evolutionary theory had caused writers of modern texts to wrongly abandon a recognition of the natual order of the created universe. His series of Basic texts approach the subject from a natural law perspective that is needed today more than ever.

Concerned by the Rising Popularity of Socialism?

We should be!
In 1978, Dr. Carson wrote The World in the Grip of an Idea.

Drs. Cleveland and Barney mined the gold from his book and published it in a very readable 128 pages.

Expose the delusion of socialism’s utopian ideas.

Articles of Interest

 

Kings of This World: Givers or Takers?

In the first chapter of Genesis we are instructed that all people are created in the image of God and have been given a mission to have dominion over the animals and subdue the earth (subdue is a translation of the Hebrew kabash, which means here to make the earth useful for human beings benefit and enjoyment). We know, of course, that

Do You See the World as Jesus Sees It?

In Romans chapter twelve the Apostle Paul tells us not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. The question I would like to raise is, “What does this look like in practice?” At the core I think we can all agree that it means we should be students of God’s Word. That is, God is calling us to know His Word. However, I think the admonishment goes beyond this. Indeed, we must be able to apply the principles of Scripture to the various facets of daily life if we are to fully implement the command. In this regard, I’m afraid that we may well be falling far short of our duty.

Why Worldview Matters in Teaching Economics and American Government

One might ask the question, why would I want to use an American Government textbook that was written twenty years ago? It is because this is a text that is sorely needed today. Read a little of Dr. Clarence Carson’s Preface, and ask yourself if this is not an endeavor worth the time and effort of your students. These principles, truly understood, will prepare them for their future:

Should Christian Educators
Teach to the AP Economics Test?

One common goal of Christian educators is to prepare their students for college. As part of this preparation, many teachers endeavor to prepare their students to take the AP exams in various disciplines. Moreover, parents are likely supportive of this practice since successful passage of those exams can earn college credit, thus reducing the number of courses needed to graduate and, in turn, saving the parents tuition dollars. What could possibly be wrong with this practice?

Harvesting the Fruits of Relativism: An Opportunity for the Revival of the Liberal Arts in the Western Civilization Tradition

In March of 2017, student protesters at Middlebury College shut down a planned lecture by Charles Murray. Murray was there to discuss the subject matter of his recent book, Coming Apart. The protesters themselves were wholly ignorant of anything that Murray had ever written or what he was going to say that evening. Nevertheless, they shouted and chanted and accused Murray of things he has never said or written. This event is incredibly disturbing

The Goal of Charity (Poverty #3)

In my previous discussion of poverty we looked at the nature of it. The chief point made was that poverty is a signal of the failure to acquire suitable resources for the achievement of one’s ends. Since life in this world is always marked by the limitation of...

Is Welfare Policy in America Broken? (Poverty #1)

When I speak to various audiences around the country I have often asked them at the outset how many people believe that we have some serious economic problems in our nation. Invariably nearly everyone will raise his or her hand. There is at least the sense or feeling that something has gone terribly wrong in our country. However, when people are asked to identify the source of the problem there is widespread disagreement.

The Meaning of Justice and Mercy

The prophet Micah told his readers that God requires of us, “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8b) But what does this simple statement mean? The first thing to note is that there are three component parts of the statement. In this essay I would like to focus on the first two.

The Vanity of the Minimum Wage

The recent popularity for governments at various levels to increase the minimum wage is overwhelming evidence of the immense economic ignorance that plagues our country. Not only that, such policies actually oppress the poor among us and ought, on that basis alone, to motivate Christians to vocally oppose such measures….

The Decline of Civility

As the culture wars continue to rage, civility is on the decline. At root the battle for our culture pits those trying to save Western civilization against those seeking to replace it with a secularized vision of utopia. It should be noted that Western civilization...

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