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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
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Point of View‘s host today is Dr. Merrill (Buddy) Matthews. During the first hour, his guest is Edward Retta who joins him in the studio. They’ll talk about the Expansion of Evangelicals in Latin America and for at least one segment, they’ll speak with Latin Global Network of Evangelists director Jonatan Proietti. In the second hour, his guest is mathematical economist John Early. John has a new book, The Myth of American Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debate.

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Dr. Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar - Institute for Policy Innovation
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Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, a research-based, public policy “think tank.” He is a health policy expert and weekly contributor at Forbes.com. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Texas Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Matthews is a past president of the Health Economics Roundtable forRead More

Edward Retta Show Page
Edward Retta
Consultant | Director - Global Institute of Leadership
Eduardo Retta currently serves as the Director of the Global Institute of Leadership for the 22 countries in the Evangelical Alliance of Latin America (aelatina.org). This Alliance is the regional group of the World Evangelical Alliance. In this role as an external consultant, Retta is responsible for capacity building in the member countries.

Eduardo knows the region well, having served as a consultant to global brands in the region such as Citibank, FedEx, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, Scotiabank, Nokia, General Motors and others. He also previously served in full time Christian ministry in 14 countries in Latin America, with the British based ministry, Operation Mobilization.
John Early Show Page
John Early
Author | Mathematical Economist - Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute
John Early is a mathematical economist who has served as a legislative assistant to a US senator, assistant commissioner at the Bureau of Labor Statistics under both Carter and Reagan, in senior leadership positions at global consultancies, and as chief customer and strategy officer for a Fortune 100 company. Now in semi-retirement, he continues his work as an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He has written more than 80 publications on a wide range of topics from the measurement of price change to improving healthcare to labor force dynamics.
The Myth of American Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debate
Everything you know about income inequality, poverty, and other measures of economic well-being in America is wrong. In this provocative book, a former United States senator, eminent economist, and a former senior leader at the Bureau of Labor Statistics challenge the prevailing consensus that income inequality is a growing threat to American society. By taking readers on a deep dive into the way government measures economic well-being, they demonstrate that our official statistics dramatically overstate inequality. Getting the facts straight reveals that the key measures of well-being are greater than the official statistics of the country would lead us to believe. Income inequality is lower today than at any time in post- World War II America. The facts reveal a very different and better America than the one that is currently described by policy advocates across much of the political spectrum. The Myth of American Inequality provides clear and convincing evidence that the American Dream is alive and well.
Jonatan Proietti Show Page
Jonatan Proietti
Pastor | Director of Latin Global Network of Evangelists - Executive Director of AEL (Latin Evangelical Alliance)
Jonatan is the Latin Global Network of Evangelists director of the Luis Palau Association. He works untiringly to raise up a network of evangelists in every Spanish speaking country and to celebrate and accelerate every expression of unity in the church. He also serves as the interpreter of Andrew Palau in all his Hispanic outreaches.

In 2022 he was confirmed as the AEL (Latin Evangelical Alliance) Executive Director, overseeing all the work of the Alliance in its wide scope. He also integrates the National Executive Committee of the Argentinian Evangelical Alliance.

He pastors a church in his home town, holds a degree in accounting and currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife and two sons.



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