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Christmas without a Christ, salvation without a savior, and redemption without repentance. Those things are not possible but that doesn't stop many people today from wanting them. John opens our Christmas show taking a look at the two things we are guaranteed to encounter in our lives: reality and God. Those aforementioned people are looking for solid rock truth, but in Marxism, which only traffics in false narratives and disingenuous "truth" claims. Christ, the reason for Christmas, is at odds with Marxism. One of them is true while the other is false. We all know which one wins that battle.

So why do young people so often look for truth in Marxism and socialism? Has it always been that way or is it specific to today's youth? Our first guest this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He posits that young people have grown up with little strife but the real world is, in their minds, too cruel when they grow up and encounter it. They turn then to socialism as a replacement parent. He discusses how different generations have handled this and what we can do moving forward.

Finally this week, we break out the crystal ball for some speculation and analysis of the future. There is much rumbling in Washington DC and around the country about the future of Kamala Harris in the White House. What will become of her? Back with us to gaze into that crystal ball is writer and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He gives his theories on the Vice President, but also looks at geopolitics, economics, and mandates as we deal with a weak leadership in America.

Why do young people seem to fall in line with socialism so easily? Is it generational or is it specific to today's youth? Here today to answer these questions is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks at how young people have had it rather easy lately growing up but when they hit the real world, they become disillusioned with it and try to find the easiness they're used to. Socialism fills that parental hole in their lives. Brandon discusses the different generations and their response to and responsibility for inflation and other things. It's a fascinating conversation you don't want to miss.

Build Back Inflation

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:14

John Loeffler

October 30, 2021

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Given the policies that the current administration has put in place, it's not a shock that inflation is picking up. But some in government and the media are telling us it's not a problem. First up this week is Bruce Yandle (mercatus.org), Distinguished Adjunct Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He draws on his previous experience at the top of the Federal Trade Commission to predict when our economic tipping point will be if we don't fix things now. He also shows us what a Bruce Yandle-led Federal Reserve would do to solve the problem.

The Democrat Party is the party in charge right now, causing this inflation. But prior to our last election, several political forecasters were betting the party would soon come to an end. Is that prediction still valid after the election? Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com), retired entrepreneur and conservative columnist, is here to answer that. He describes why the party would disappear in a few years and gives an early prediction as to how the 2022 midterm elections will turn out for both houses of Congress.

Finally this week, we take a look at why the catchphrase ‘Build Back Better' is an empty slogan that's actually accomplishing nothing. Joining us is Seton Motley (lessgovernment.org), Founder and President of the group Less Government. He looks at how everything fits together from our supply chain issues to China's rise after the fall of the Soviet Union to Chinese influence in our college education system. He finishes up weighing in on the future of pandemic-related issues in this country.

Bruce Yandle: Frankenstein Economy

Broadcast Running Time: 23:07

John Loeffler

October 25, 2021

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Despite what some in government, and by extension the media, are telling you, inflation is a problem and it won't go away soon given the path we're on. Here today to discuss is Bruce Yandle (mercatus.org), Distinguished Adjunct Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He predicts when the tipping point will be in our economy if things don't change. Eventually, not only will our debt crush us, but even the interest on the debt will become too much. What does our economy look like? He likens it to Frankenstein's monster – stitched together, unpredictable, and one that may eventually turn on us. He also gives us what he would do if he were in charge of the Federal Reserve.

Holy Land Against the World

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:36

Israel is very much in the news right now but the media narratives are not matching the facts on the ground. We open our Israel focus this week with John's analysis of what's happening in Israel versus the spin you're getting from the news. He looks at the Temple Mount riots, the violence in East Jerusalem, and rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israel's response.

We then move to an often-pushed narrative in the media and on college campuses that Israel is an apartheid state. Here this week is someone who has lived in both South Africa and Israel, Reverend Malcolm Hedding (www.malcolmhedding.com), Associate Minister of World Outreach Church. He describes what conditions were like for blacks living under apartheid and what life is like today for Palestinians in Israel and there is positively no comparison. He also looks at how social justice in Western schools has led to the Israel apartheid narrative.

The U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol round out the show this week with a Steel on Steel economic summit to make sense of what's going on. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once that confidence erodes, the whole system collapses.

It's fair to say that the U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol sit down for a Steel on Steel economic summit today to make sense of what's going on. They play clips of economists and do their own analysis, making a dry topic easy to understand and interesting. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All the safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once the confidence erodes, the whole system collapses. How long can we keep playing this game?

John Loeffler

October 21, 2020

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On today's podcast, John dives into the economic reality facing not only the United States, but also the rest of the world.  He looks at the trend of global central banks toward inflation, the outlook of things financially, both long-term and just over the horizon, and the traps and pitfalls that mark the lead-up to a Socialist takeover of an economy.  So will it be an absolutely horrible future for the world?  No, but it is wise to keep smart counsel, recognize the signs moving forward, and act to try to mitigate the pain that will be coming.