Time to wise up. Think economics is the Dismal Science? No more! Hear the lowdown on the biases, superstitions, and outright falsehoods that permeate and corrupt economics and economic policy. Join us to discover the skinny on the poisonous effects of socialism and crony capitalism. Even better, listen to a clear-eyed explanation of how markets and economies work and how government intervention so often doesn’t, routinely makes things worse, and how it's usually the cause of economic crises in the first place.
Of all the gods, gurus, and good people out there, why Jesus? Why follow some ancient carpenter-turned-philosopher from a podunk town in the Middle East? A man whose own people didn't believe in him for the most part. It just doesn't make any sense. Or does it? Today our guest will walk us through twelve persuasive reasons to believe that Jesus of Nazareth was who he said he was, did the things the Bible records him doing, and will explain why it matters to your life in the 21st century. If you struggle to articulate why you follow Jesus to your friends and family, or if you are a skeptic looking for some way to make sense of the whole Jesus thing, this conversation is for you.
Thomas J. DiLorenzo is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, former professor of economics at Loyola University in Maryland, senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and associate at the Abbeville Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and he has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, George Mason University, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Professor DiLorenzo is the author of numerous books, including Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution; Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed to Know about Dishonest Abe; How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country from the Pilgrims to the Present; The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War; From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America (with James T. Bennett); The Food and Drink Police: America’s Nannies, Busybodies, and Petty Tyrants (with James T. Bennett); Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector (with James T. Bennett); Unfair Competition: The Profits of Nonprofits (with James T. Bennett); and CancerScam: The Diversion of Federal Cancer Funds for Politics (with James T. Bennett). His articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as Public Finance Quarterly, The Independent Review, Review of Austrian Economics, and Public Choice.
Ray is the Founder and CEO of Living Waters and the best-selling author of more than 80 books, including, Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible, and The Evidence Bible. He co-hosts (with actor Kirk Cameron) the award-winning television program “The Way of the Master,” seen in 200 countries. He is also the Executive Producer on the movies “Audacity,” “180,” “Evolution vs. God,” and others, which have been seen by millions.