Dr. Paul Cleveland

Navigating Controversial Issues


030 Private Property

Is it possible to “abolish all property rights”?
Have you ever thought about the fact that your labor is your property?
What happens to communal bicycles on a college campus?

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?

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

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.  [site_reviews_form title="Rate the...

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?

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...

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 commanded His...

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