It’s time to cut the cord. Think of Linus without his blanket.
I am now in the “wrap it up” phase of my intellectual career. I do not have time for original research.
I write my normal 7-8 articles a day for GaryNorth.com and Tea Party Economist. I write, record, and edit three lessons a day for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I now have marketing responsibilities to get the curriculum into the homes of homeschool families. These responsibilities will increase.
Then there are the 700+ videos that I must produce which will boil down the chapters in my Economic Commentary on the Bible. Then there are the volumes that I must write, bringing the project to its completion after 45 years: my version of The Wealth of Nations. There must be a fat book, a medium size book, and a short book. Then there are the videos on this. Then there is my book of the epistemology of economics. These are wrap-it-up projects.
YouTube has made a huge difference for anyone in the idea business. It is not enough to write books. Everything must also be on videos and PDFs, or else it will not reach the Remnant.
At the heart of the library are the sections on western civilization and U.S. history. But there are also large sections on education, sociology, the history of the conservative movement, modern warfare, Social Credit and the Greenback movement, church history, conspiracies and secret societies, occultism, liberal Protestant theology, philosophy, and political science.
My library needs to be where researchers can get to it. But which researchers? College undergraduates, who rarely read a monograph or write a term paper? Graduate students? Where? Not in some huge state university library, where instructors are hostile. A non-profit research institute? Which one? If it’s close to a major university, many of the books are available in the library. But if it’s located in the boondocks, will researchers ever show up?
Christian colleges usually have small libraries. Their shelf space is limited. So is their cataloging money. It costs money to catalog a book.
I want a lot of bang for my books.
If any non-profit outfit wants it, the head of the organization should write a 250-word application. “Why my organization will put your library to effective use.” I want to know the following:
1. Where the books will be housed? Mixed into an existing library? Separate section?
2. Number of books in the already existing library
3. Geographical location
4. Graduate students?
5. How long the organization has been operating
(For details on how to enter the competition, click the link.)