Christian Economics in One Lesson. Chapter 14

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

christian-economics

Saving the X Industry And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this […]

Continue reading →

Secession: Armed vs. Peaceful

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

secession

Lots of people celebrate July 4. I do not. The Declaration of Independence justified armed secession. It was signed by a handful of lawyers on July 4, 1776. Secession was a way of transferring a great deal of power to colonial legislatures, where most of these lawyers were members. It was a way of replacing […]

Continue reading →

Back to the Future Plus 30 Years

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

SlideRule

Thirty years ago marked the release date of Back to the Future. I mention this to call attention to a life marker. When it came out in 1985, it inspired a wave of nostalgia about 1955. I was in high school in 1955. A lot of that movie looked familiar. Now comes the double whammy. […]

Continue reading →

Dukes of Hazzard Investment Opportunities

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

Some cable channel known as TV Land has pulled The Dukes Of Hazzard off the air. In the 1980’s show, there was a 1969 Dodge Charger with a stars and bars flag painted on the roof. It was named “General Lee.” But in today’s era of political correctness, the car might as well have been […]

Continue reading →

When It’s “Greece Time” in America

Posted on July 4, 2015

jared-dillan

By Jared Dillian I was watching the 6 o’clock news and saw images of closed banks in Greece and people lined up at ATMs. I’m sure you did, too. This must seem surreal to most people because it seems so remote. But put yourself in these people’s shoes for a second. You have money in […]

Continue reading →

Marva Collins, RIP

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

marva-collins

Marva Collins has died at age 78. In 1975, she retired from teaching in the Chicago public schools. She took her small retirement account of $5,000 and started her own school, Westside Preparatory Academy. It was located in the Chicago ghetto. There, she taught an introductory class of four students, one of whom was her […]

Continue reading →

Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 13

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

christian-economics

“Parity” Prices It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth (Proverbs 20:14). Every voluntary exchange involves buying and selling. The person who is called a buyer is a seller of money. He buys goods and services. The person who is called a seller is […]

Continue reading →

Bullies, Principals, and Parents

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

rosa-parks

This is the most important question for every institution: “Who’s in charge here?” The second question is this: “To whom do I report?” Then there is this question: “What are the rules?” Then this: What happens if I either obey or disobey?” Finally, this: “Does this outfit have a future?” To understand how these questions […]

Continue reading →

Before Committing to a Reform Movement, Ask These Questions

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

reform-movements

In every society, there are always great evils. Wherever there are great evils, we had better hope that there are individuals, organizations, and coalition movements. There had better be people who are willing to commit their lives to the eradication of the evil. Nevertheless, the old political rule always holds: You can’t beat something with […]

Continue reading →

Mises on Robotics

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

robots-at-work

Ludwig von Mises was a defender of the concept of the division of labor. He rested his entire social philosophy on this concept. This included his doctrines of social peace, market processes, monetary calculation, and private property. He always returned to this theme: the division of labor. This idea of the division of central to […]

Continue reading →
Page 1 of 365123456»102030...Last »