Border Crisis: A Flood of Drybacks

Posted on November 26, 2014


(Reuters) The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent resounding victories of the Republicans, both in the House and Senate, as well as all across America, are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who […]

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Our Giant Welfare State

Posted on November 26, 2014


By Robert J. Samuelson We Americans pride ourselves on not having a “welfare state.” We’re not like Europeans. We’re more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a “social safety net” to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we explicitly repudiate a comprehensive welfare state as inherently un-American. Dream on. Call it […]

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Obsolete Weapons for Obsolete NATO

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2014


Not many Americans know that NATO was the first defense treaty the United States entered after the annulment of the 1778 treaty with France back in 1800. NATO is part of the post-war New World Order. NATO has no military function today. It has an “annoy the Russians” function, which keeps Putin in power. At […]

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Looting for Justice: Same Old Story

Written by Gary North on November 25, 2014

Looters in Ferguson, Missouri defied President Obama and the parents of Michael Brown. The President and the parents had called for peaceful protests. This appeal to non-violence did not work. In the summer of 1965, I lived in Southern California. The region saw the images from the KTLA TV traffic helicopter, day after day, night […]

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Video: Baxter, A Robot Who Will Not Join a Union

Written by Gary North on November 24, 2014


How will trade union organizers deal with Baxter?  Unsuccessfully. How will low-skilled workers compete? By becoming more skilled. How will lower prices, fewer defects, and faster production times hurt consumers? Not a bit. Or byte. This is coming. Get used to it. Adjust to it.

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Black Friday: What’s Your Time Worth?

Posted on November 24, 2014


Just 28 percent of Americans plan to shop in a store on Black Friday, according to a survey commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Internet-deals bonanza Cyber Monday was even less popular, with only 25 percent of consumers saying they planned to shop online Dec. 1. “Consumers are becoming conditioned […]

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7% of Oldsters Live With Their Kids

Posted on November 22, 2014

The Current Population Survey’s American Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), shows the share of seniors living with their children or other relatives has grown over the past 20 years, from an average of 6.6% over the years 1994-1998 to 7.3% in 2013.  These data are volatile year to year, but the overall trend is clearly […]

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