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Who Should Certify Competence?

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

Back in 1971, I was interviewed for a teaching position at an obscure Michigan college, one which was officially Christian but which survived only because of the state scholarship program that funneled several hundred nonsectarian, often secular students onto the campus. I had sent the dean my vita, and he hastened to tell me that […]

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The Growth of Human Capital

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

And he [God] brought him [Abram] forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness (Gen. 1 5:5-6). The word of […]

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Private Property Rights

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

Thou shalt not steal (Ex. 20:15). God, as the Creator, possesses absolute sovereignty over every aspect of the creation, including property. God is the owner of the world (Ps. 50:10-12). Christ’s parable of the talents presents the sovereignty of God in terms of the analogy of a loan from a lord to his servants. They […]

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Political Masochism

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

“There are two kinds of income recipients in the world,” H. L. Mencken once quipped, “people who work for a living, and people who vote for a living.” It’s a good line. I wish I’d said it. Yet the grim reality of contemporary political life is that it really is not that significant when the […]

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The Cultural Mandate

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). Inescapably, the first […]

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Separation and Dominion

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast that you may know how the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel (Ex. 11:7). Basic to many of the ancient cultures was the distinction between “the people,” the group to which a […]

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Socialism Is Dead. Mises Was Right.

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

The twentieth century has witnessed the beginning, development, and end of the most tragic experiment in human history: socialism. The experiment resulted in tremendous human losses, destruction of potentially rich economies, and colossal ecological disasters. The experiment has ended, but the devastation will affect the lives and health of generations to come. The real tragedy […]

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Compound Economic Growth

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

Economic development is one of the most popular topics among economists today. Since the end of World War II, economists have become convinced that linear economic growth is both possible and desirable. They have almost universally concluded that one of the primary functions of the State is to promote economic development, not only in the […]

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Imperfect Justice

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that […]

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