Faith and Economics

Federal Food Programs: Efficiency and Ethics

An episode of Faith and Economics

By Gwartney Institute
In Faith and Economics, economics professors Dr. Russ McCullough and Dr. Levi Russell discuss big issues that impact economic freedom and human flourishing from a Christian perspective. This podcast is an initiative of the Gwartney Institute at Ottawa University.
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Christianity's Cultural Influence
We discuss Hugh Whelchel's book "How Then Should We Work" focusing on Whelchel's notion of a "cultural mandate." Should Christians attempt to influence culture? Should we attempt to use the government to influence culture in Christian ways? Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance http://a.co/d/1JJBxLA Arthur Brooks' TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_brooks_a_conservative_s_plea_let_s_work_together How Then Should We Work, Hugh Whelchel http://a.co/d/ahVuoV9
25:43
December 10, 2018
Christianity and Capitalism
Russ, Levi, and Jacyn discuss Russ's recent appearance on the Virtue in the Wasteland podcast. Is capitalism compatible with Christianity? What do Millennials and iGen think about this? Can markets be relied on to deliver moral results? Virtue in the Wasteland Episode featuring Russ: http://www.virtueinthewasteland.com/episodes/2018/11/1/ep-311-live-from-here-we-still-stand-2018 Capitalism vs Corporatism: https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsalsman/2011/12/07/capitalism-is-decidedly-not-corporatism-or-cronyism/#7241f87c65e5 Prof. Adrian Vermeule's Lecture on the Invisible Hand and Morality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVFc5dnz7Cw Externalities (Potato chips): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrBEdg-QU4 Contestable Markets: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/contestablemarket.asp
34:55
December 3, 2018
Economics of a Call To Work: Be Fruitful and Multiply
In this episode we continue our discussion of "How Then Should We Work" by Hugh Whelchel of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. You can purchase Hugh's book at the link below. amzn.to/2PGZtBE Contact us: info@gwartneyinstitute.org Note: This is a re-upload of a previous episode after some needed edits were made.
39:51
November 26, 2018
Federal Food Programs: Efficiency and Ethics
In this episode we discuss federal food programs and non-profit efforts to alleviate hunger in the U.S. Our guest, Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, helps us understand the most recent data on the effectiveness of federal food programs. Show notes: Follow our guest on Twitter @DorfmanJeffrey Econtalk Episode on Food Banks http://www.econtalk.org/canice-prendergast-on-how-prices-can-improve-a-food-fight-and-help-the-poor/ Contact us: info@GwartneyInstitute.org
35:50
November 19, 2018
Biblical Success, Economics, and the Culture
We discuss the definitions of a successful life and how economics can inform those definitions. We also discuss Christianity's appropriate role in defining the culture. Show notes: Lenore Skenazy's Website http://www.freerangekids.com/ How Then Should We Work? by Hugh Whelchel http://a.co/d/7KhD0H9 Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen http://a.co/d/ao9TyF4 Milton Friedman and the Ford Pinto https://youtu.be/lCUfGWNuD3c Contact us: info@gwartneyinstitute.org
30:26
November 12, 2018
Poverty vs Poverty of Spirit
As we are fond of saying here at the Gwartney Institute, Poverty Sucks!. It sucks the life and dignity out of people keeping them from being able to lead lives that flourish. We also have to keep in mind, though, that we are called to poverty of spirit. What does that mean? In this episode we explore this distinction focusing on economic themes such as poverty alleviation and wealth. Show notes: Atlas Shrugged https://amzn.to/2Rw8MFj Into Great Silence https://amzn.to/2OlX6Tk Contact us: info@gwartneyinstitute.org
31:41
November 5, 2018
The Economics of Common Grace vs Saving Grace
In this episode we continue our discussion of "How Then Should We Work" by Hugh Whelchel of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. You can purchase Hugh's book at the link below. amzn.to/2PGZtBE Contact us: info@gwartneyinstitute.org
32:49
October 31, 2018
Shopping Religions? Economics of Checking Out Christianity First
In this episode we discuss the first part of "How Then Should We Work" by Hugh Whelchel of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. You can purchase Hugh's book at the link below. https://amzn.to/2PGZtBE Contact us: info@gwartneyinstitute.org
40:27
October 29, 2018
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