How to Teach the Civil War

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2015

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This was posted yesterday on a www.GaryNorth.com forum. Kids intro to US Civil War My 9-year old son would like to read a book on the War Between the States. Any recommendations? Little boys like to play war. They like to play with toy guns. They want to read about war. They like to read […]

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Kiss Retirement Goodbye

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2015

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The New York Times has sounded the alarm. Word is getting out to the intellectuals. It is not getting out to the general public. Here is reality: Here is something every non-rich American family should know: The odds are that you will run out of money in retirement. On average, a typical working family in […]

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Stan Evans, RIP

Posted on March 5, 2015

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David Franke was one of the original founders in the mid-1950’s. Here, he relates stories of M. Stanton Evans, who died of pancreatic cancer at age 80 on March 3. I met Evans in 1970. We chatted on the phone from time to time. Not often enough. His father was Medford Evans, a regular book […]

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Nasdaq 5000: Dead End

Posted on March 5, 2015

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by David Stockman The robo-traders and Wall Street punters were busy painting the tape yesterday, and did bump the Nasdaq composite across the magic 5,000 threshold for the first time since March 2000. But even as Wall Street urged home-gamers to “return with us to the thrilling days of yesteryear”, the caveats about “this time […]

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The Iran Nuclear Threat

Written by Robert Murphy on March 5, 2015

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by Robert Murphy I am a professional economist, not a military strategist or historian. Nonetheless, I think I can offer some perspective on typical arguments for U.S. government military action. Consider the following excerpt from a NYT article by Chris Hedges, titled, “Iran May Be Able to Build an Atomic Bomb in 5 Years, U.S. […]

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Four Consecutive Triple Doubles. Ho, Hum.

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2015

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The L. A. Lakers’ legendary announcer Chick Hearn coined the phrase “triple double.” It refers to double digits in scoring, rebounding, and assists in one game. This headline caught my eye: Westbrook Becomes 6th Player to Record 4 Straight Triple-Doubles. NBA fans have short memories. In the 1961-62 season, Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 11.4 […]

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Subprime Auto Loans Take a Hit

Posted on March 5, 2015

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by Wolf Richter Wells Fargo, which originated $30 billion in auto loans last year, has for the first time put a cap on subprime auto loans, limiting the dollar volume of subprime loan originations to 10% of its total auto loan originations. The New York Times reported that the bank, “according to people briefed on […]

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Two Secret Managed-Trade Treaties

Posted on March 3, 2015

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by Don Quijones Already many key economic decisions affecting our lives are being taken and implemented in complete secrecy behind hermetically closed doors. In the negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement between 12 nations including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, an army of over 600 corporate […]

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