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033 Incentives Matter

033 Incentives Matter

Why do incentives matter? How much would be produced if individuals could not profit from their efforts? What incentives motivate you to produce goods or services for others? Please Share Your Thoughts on this Video Reviews and CommentsNo reviews were found. Rate the...
032 False Allegations of Abundance

032 False Allegations of Abundance

Who makes false allegations of abundance? Do we have an over-abundance of “stuff”? Don’t massive car dealership inventories and loaded grocery store shelves prove we have overcome the problem of scarcity? Please Share Your Thoughts on this Video...
029 Moral and Legal Positivism

029 Moral and Legal Positivism

It seems that the moral fabric of our culture is undergoing some major reconstruction as many voices today declare we should all accept behavior that has for centuries been deemed as immoral.
Should whatever is the currently accepted morality be the basis for our laws?
What is positivism?
Who popularized this view of what laws we should adopt?
Is cost/benefit analysis the best way to determine what should be law?
Is there a better way?

Kings of This World: Givers or Takers?

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

025 Income Redistribution 1

025 Income Redistribution 1

In a country as wealthy as America, should the government redistribute some of the wealth to help out those who are struggling?
If we vote on it, and the majority of the people think it is a good idea, does this justify taxing away from some to give it to others?

024 Scarcity 2

024 Scarcity 2

Today I am joined by my son, Caleb to discuss scarcity a little further. Let me know what you think, and share with your friends. Reviews and CommentsNo reviews were found. Rate the Video Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerribleTitle of...
023 Scarcity

023 Scarcity

What do economists mean when they say we live is a world of scarcity?
Don’t we just have too much stuff?
If you could accomplish anything you wanted in your life, what would that be?

Do You See the World as Jesus Sees It?

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.

021 Basic Economics

021 Basic Economics

Do worldview issues matter to you in teaching your children? When it comes to economics, it is important that you prepare them to rightly handle the dominant idea that undergirds most high school and college courses—utilitarianism. Once economics adopted this...
Why Worldview Matters in Teaching Economics and American Government

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:

Christian Educators and the AP Economics Tests

Christian Educators and the AP Economics Tests

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?

018 Taking Dominion

018 Taking Dominion

What does it mean to “take dominion”? What if every day were better than the day before? God gave Adam and Eve everything they would need to enjoy life in the Garden of Eden, but He did not tell them to put their feet up and live a life of leisure. He...