economics

How Then Shall We Rule?

Broadcast Running Time: 1:17:40

John Loeffler

December 12, 2020

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The U.S. is still working out what administration will occupy the White House in January, but countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio show, joins us to answer the question: what should be done about Iran? A Trump and a Biden administration have markedly different plans when it comes to Iran. Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries.

With all this uncertainty swirling around, a feeling of angst has settled over a lot of people. John, Carol, and Steve convene a Steel round table for a discussion on how to handle these stressful times. We need to focus on what's important and come together and help each other. Also, prayer is a great way to manage anxiety because God's plans are always best and He will provide a way for us to get through it.

John and Carol continue the studio round table, examining the new normal (or emerging paradigm shift) in the world of economics. They look at the global economic picture, the actions of central banks around the world, and how the virus is affecting businesses both big and small.

Finally this week, we tackle the age old question: what is truth? Dr. James Thrasher (faithandfreedom.com), Professor of Biblical Studies at Grove City College, relates his experiences with students and how they need a solid grounding in the absolute quality of truth. Truth can't be 'your truth isn't my truth' - it has to be based on something. In this clash of worldviews we're having today, it's important to ground yourself in absolute truth.

John & Carol: The New Economic Normal

Broadcast Running Time: 22:39

John Loeffler

December 10, 2020

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Following up on yesterday's round table discussion on overcoming angst, John and Carol collaborate today to look at the new normal (or ongoing paradigm shift) in the world of economics. They look at the global economic picture, the actions of central banks around the world, and how the virus is affecting businesses both big and small. They also play a clip from this week's McAlvany Weekly Commentary on how the markets are realigning to the new normal.

Economics is one leg of the geopolitical stool. In this week's boralogue, John looks at financial indicators and raises a red flag watch on our economy. David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick from McAlvany Weekly Commentary discuss how we are overdue for a recession, and though the economy continues to hum along, indicators are pointing to a likely recession in 2020. How will it affect the election? We'll have to wait and see.

In our continuing series on the Constitution and the founding freedoms of America, we welcome to the program Myron Magnet (www.city-journal.org), Editor-at-Large at City Journal, who examines Clarence Thomas' efforts in establishing reform in the U.S. judiciary, and looks at the battle between originalists and those who believe in a living, breathing document in interpreting the Constitution. Read Myron Magnet's Imprimis article 'Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution' at Hillsdale College.

It's time for a Middle East Update and who better to give it than Ken Timmerman (www.iran.org), President of Foundation for Democracy in Iran? He discusses the geopolitical link between Syria, Iran, and Israel as well as tense NATO allies Turkey and the U.S. Is the stage being set for an end times battle against Israel?

John and Producer Steve round out the show covering the Deep State and the latest impeachment effort. Reform is needed and government should be pared down. The President has control of foreign policy, but those in Congress and the Deep State who disagree with that policy are attempting to oust the President via impeachment.

John's quote of the week:
"Economically, are we healthy or are we not? Yes, the economy is buzzing along, but if you look at the underlying fundamentals, there are serious structural problems with the global financial system. It, like our government, is going to have to be reformed at some point."

In this week's Extras segment, we play John's most recent appearance on KYMS, a local north Idaho radio station, and his monthly martyred church update. He and host Lee Lancaster discuss other topics, including freedom of speech, who gets to determine what hate speech is, and the tendency to compromise parts of the Constitution. They also look at important tidbits such as where on the globe Burkina Faso is located!