Ep 57: Examining The Infinite Banking Concept with Dr. Paul Cleveland

We’re back this week with another valuable conversation for anyone looking to invest. Our guest, Dr. Paul Cleveland is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Birmingham-Southern College. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University and began his career at SUNY-Geneseo in 1985. He spent one year as a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando before joining the faculty at BSC in 1990. His principal academic research is focused on the study of free enterprise and political economy. In pursuing his studies, he reads extensively in the areas of philosophy, theology, and history, which are helpful in exploring the morality of free markets. Within this context, he is interested in examining the proper role of government in society and the problems created when it enacts policies beyond its appropriate boundaries. 

Who Is Dr. Cleveland?

Dr. Cleveland is the author of two books: Understanding the Modern Culture Wars and Unmasking the Sacred Lies. He is also co-author of two books: The Great Utopian Delusion with Clarence B. Carson and L. Dwayne Barney and the fourth edition of Basic Economics with Clarence B. Carson. In addition, his articles have been published in numerous places including the Journal of Private Enterprise, the Independent Review, the Journal of Markets & Morality, Religion and Liberty, Areopagus Journal, Mises Daily Articles, and The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

Dr. Cleveland travels extensively, lecturing on free enterprise in numerous places including universities in Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Peru, China, and Taiwan. He also serves as an adjunct scholar for the Alabama Policy Institute, as a part-time scholar for the Apologetics Resource Center, and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, and as a fellow for the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.

On today’s show, he and Scott have a great discussion on where we’re currently at with today’s economics. Here are the highlights:


  • Economics and Education in America (6:29)

  • What is a good school of economic thought? (12:46)

  • Respect – Life, Liberty and Property (16:56)

  • What is Infinite Banking? (21:21)

  • The value of having a war chest of opportunity (29:14)

  • Pauls financial advice to others (33:11)




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