The Biblical Doctrine of Restitution

Joseph “Yellow Kid” Weil only cheated “rascals.” Like George C. Scott’s character Mordecai in the “The Flim-Flam Man,” Weil maintained that “You can’t cheat an honest man.” One of his devilishly simple and effective cons was to bring a dog of questionable ancestry into a bar. He would then show the bartender a forged set of pedigree papers and ask him to care for the seemingly prized pooch while h [...]

"Vox Populi, Vox Dei"

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’“ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you . . . When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “Which is to be master—that’s all.” ((Lewis Carroll, Th [...]

Economic Realities

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has recently made statements that show a lack of understanding of basic economics, which is troubling in someone of his position. Gary Demar addresses this and other economic issues in today’s show. [...]

Trinity University Student Objects to "In the Year of Our Lord"

Trinity University Muslim student objects to “In the Year of Our Lord” on his diploma. Pushing to remove this religious reference, the student is cleverly sliding the issue past Christians that are disengaged from the situation and unaware of the historical significance the phrase has in America’s Christian history. [...]

Why Some People Want to Stick it to the Rich

The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs. The first computer American Vision [...]

Socialist Healthcare's Power Grab

Socialism is nothing new in America. Americans have conditioned themselves to accept little parts of socialistic policies throughout the last 100 years. In the year 2010, Americans face federal socialized healthcare; yet one more government takeover of free enterprise. If America continues down this path, we will soon be no better off than Greece with more than half of the country working for the [...]

The Divine State in Action

![“ArtIm:](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/artim-20090721-spending-liberals-obama-roosevelt-taxpayers-history-america-government.jpg" ““ArtIm:") Obama and the Democrats want “more Americans to contribute today so that all Americans can do better tomorrow.” I’m sorry, but I’m already contributing enough, taking into account federal, state, [...]

How Not to Help the Poor

![“Artim:](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/artim-20090706-poor-working-class-liberals-big-government-spending-reduce-taxes-spread-wealth.jpg" ““Artim:") Alan Colmes, who co-hosted with Sean Hannity on FOX’s “Hannity and Colmes,” claims that Jesus “believed the rich should give to the poor.” Obama and most of Congress seem to agree. Let’s assume that C [...]

Give me Money!

![“ArtIm:](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/artim-20090701-economy-taxes-greed-money-power.jpg" ““ArtIm:") The Bible does not minimize the importance of economics. The Garden of Eden makes mention of gold and precious stones: “The gold of that land is good” (Genesis 2:11-12). Jesus used money as a teaching device in many of His parables. John MacArthur [...]

The First Principles of Economics

What is the first principle of economics? Some economists will claim that it’s supply and demand, while others insist that it’s scarcity or the division of labor. The first principle of economics is “thou shalt not steal.”The word economics is derived from two Greek words: oikos, meaning “house,” and nomos, meaning “law.” Combined we get “rules or laws of the house.” Economics is ethical before it [...]

Are You a Doughnut-Hole Gazer?

![“Article](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/article-image-2009may06.jpg" ““Article”) American Vision receives a number of books for review purposes from numerous publishers each week. Some of the books are unsolicited with no note or letter telling us who the author is or why we might be interested in the topic. Some books are so poorly written and d [...]

Why We Need Rich People

![“Article](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/article-image-030209.png" ““Article”) “I remember I was very sad for many days when I discovered that in the world there were poor people and rich people; and the strange thing is that the existence of the poor didn’t cause me as much pain as the knowledge that at the same time there were people who were ri [...]

Economic Lessons from the 5th Grade

![“Article](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/article-image-010509.jpg" ““Article”) “The Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan Jeff Foxworthy became famous and made a fortune with Red Neck jokes and co [...]

World's Largest (Legal) Ponzi Scheme

![“Article](“http://assets.americanvision.org/mediafiles/article-image-121608-b.jpg" ““Article”) Bernard Madoff, former Nasdaq Stock Market chairman and founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, was arrested and charged with securities fraud in what federal prosecutors called a “Ponzi scheme” that could involve losses of more than $50 billion. Some [...]

Gas and Government

Gary interviews Josh Bollen discussing the influence Christians can make through grass roots efforts by way of the Internet. They discuss the political left force of MoveOn.org and how they have been influential in moving the agenda of liberalism in America. Josh Bollen introduces his site Reagan.org, and how it’s effort is to push the republican party towards constitutional values once agai [...]

Tulip Mania

e housing market as it relates to the current economic crisis. Gary clarifies how not only is congress at fault for the market fall, but the buyers, bankers and investors too. “We might be victims of Wall Street’s greed, but not quite innocent victims.” Government interference in the market place is always a disaster. Gary also shares insight into the insurance/loan/housing marke [...]

Why We Need Rich People

“Washington wants only more of some people’s money… Out of envy, they are saying, ‘Yes. Tax those people at the top.'” Why are the prices so good in America for many commodities? Why are there enough jobs to go around? Why is it that in communist countries there’s no economic innovation? Thank the wealthy. Gary points out the ‘wealth of benefits’ in [...]

Bureaucratic Slavery

Gary discusses the current debates on the political scene, and interviews Joel McDurmon about the mortgage crisis. [...]

Obama Hood and Obamanomics

The latest economic proposal coming from Barack Obama is a socialist’s dream. The president-in-waiting wants to steal money from oil companies and, in an act of blessedness and benevolence, give a check of $1,000 to American “middle class” families, hoping, of course, that more people will vote for him in the upcoming election. The ripple effect of Obamanomics would be a disaster. Retirement portf [...]

Special Report: Why a Slowing Economy is our Biggest Opportunity

As you know, American Vision rarely asks for donations. And when we do, all of the donations we receive go 100% to ministry projects and not to staff salaries. Like most Americans, however, many of you are cutting back over concerns about our slowing economy and the upcoming presidential election. We’re not. Now is the time to recapture ground that has been lost to liberals. There’s no better time [...]