Category Archives: Economics

Current Events Write-Up: Feud, Tim Keller, Benedict Option, Deficit Hawks, Introverts, Billy Graham Rule

Time for a Current Events Write-Up!  I missed last week because I was writing book reviews. Romper: Is Pauline from “Feud” Based on a Real Person? The Ambitious Assistant Is a Fan Favorite, by Caralynn Lippo. I have been watching … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, Religion, Social Skills, Television

Current Events Write-Up: Castro, Trump’s Cabinet, Etc.

I have some links for my current events write-up this week!  I cannot guarantee that I will post a current events write-up every week, but, when I come across something that I think is worth sharing, I will share it. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

NCPA: Occupational Licensing and Health Spending

The NCPA is conservative, but I like some of what it says about health care: reasons that costs are so high, and ways to bring the costs down.

Posted in Economics, Health Care, Politics

The Social Principles, Austrian Economics, and Inflation

The United Methodist Church that I have been attending for the past couple of months has been going through the UMC’s Social Principles in its Sunday School class.  Last week, one of the people in the class was talking about … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Keynes Hayek, by Nicholas Wapshott

Nicholas Wapshott.  Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.  See here to buy the book. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek were economists who profoundly impacted the twentieth century, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves

John E. Stapleford.  Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves: Applying Christian Ethics in Economics.  Third Edition.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to buy the book. John E. Stapleford is an economist and a professor emeritus at Eastern University (which … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes.  The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  HarperCollins, 2007. I enjoyed Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  Whereas her biography of Calvin Coolidge was rather heavy, her prose in … Continue reading

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