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When the Treasuries Are Empty

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

The secular world today is religiously committed to pragmatism. If something “works,” meaning survives for over a decade, then it is considered valid until it subsequently fails. The trouble is, some policies take over a century to fail. Witness the collapse of the public education system in England and the United States. Witness the collapse […]

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A Christian View of Labor Unions

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

Within certain segments of the Christian community, primarily the Christian Reformed tradition imported from the Netherlands, there is considerable support for the creation of Christian labor unions as an alternative to the secular unions of today. Outside of the Christian Reformed circles, there is almost no discussion of this program within churches. One or two […]

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The Two Rotten Novels That Turned America Left

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

I teach four years of literature courses for the high school program of the Ron Paul Curriculum. I also teach six weeks of literature for the eighth grade. For these lessons, I analyze two novels: Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward: 2000–1887 (1888) and Charles Sheldon’s In His Steps (1896). Bellamy’s book is occasionally assigned to college […]

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Political Bankruptcy: Stage Three

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

Peggy Noonan was a speech writer for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. She was a master. These days, she writes columns for The Wall Street Journal. When she writes on politics, I pay attention. She was inside Washington at the highest level, yet she did not have to get into any fights to defend […]

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Four Practical Steps to Undermine the Welfare State

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute wrote an article with this title: “Four ways to Build a Free Society.” I like the idea of building. It is positive. His four ways: the political option (minimal involvement), strategic withdrawal (non-participation/separation), hearts and minds (education/social media), and resistance (gumming up the government). So, it’s a mixture of […]

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A Sense of Accomplishment

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

One of the phrases we hear today is this: “People have no pride in their work anymore.” There is a sense of loss in our era. The erosion of standards of craftsmanship represents an even greater moral erosion in our society. Unquestionably, the free market system has produced remarkable examples of productivity. There is no […]

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Video: Inoffensive Classroom Education

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

This is amusing because it’s close to the truth. You can send your child to college for (say) $75,000 after taxes, or you can have him earn his accredited degree by CLEP exams and distance learning for under $15,000 per bachelor’s degree. Any student can pay for this by working part-time. Take your pick.

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Never Pay a Newspaper to Run an Obituary

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

My mother died this week. I have written about how not to get guilt-manipulated by a funeral home. Read it here. It turns out that the local newspaper wants a piece of the action. It charges $300 for an obituary. That’s $1 a word. Don’t pay for this. If you cannot get it printed for […]

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