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How to Make American Schools Better: Cut Their Funding

Written by Gary North on August 21, 2012

The great myth of all government bureaucrats is this: if the taxpayers shovel in more money, performance will increase. The opposite is usually true. Cut a budget, and performance increases. The best example in America life of the failure of the “spend more, and results improve” is tax-funded K-12 education. I graduated from high school […]

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9,516 Cars for the Government’s Climate Change Bureaucrats

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2012

Let’s say that the federal government employs 11,605 employees in the Natural Resource Conservation Center. In fact, it does. Let’s say these people need to get the word out on climate change. After all, the climate is changing. Temperatures over the last decade have been cooling. What’s that? Cooling? Yes. Read about this here. So, […]

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Feds Pay High School Dropouts 36% More Than the Private Sector

Written by Gary North on August 17, 2012

High school dropouts who find jobs with the federal government are paid 36% more than high school dropouts in the private sector. This was the finding of a recent study by the Congressional Research Service. This is good news for defenders of liberty. It means that the Federal government will absorb these short-sighted people who […]

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EPA Shuts Down Real Mine for Its Hypothetical Pollution

Written by Gary North on August 17, 2012

Ever alert to possible environmental problems, the Environmental Protection Agency has closed a mine in Alaska under the Clean Water Act. The mine was not polluting anything. It had not yet begun operations. But the EPA thought that it could, in theory, pollute. So, the EPA shut it down. “Nip it in the bud!” Under […]

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$600/Day Fine for Feeding Kids for Free

Written by Gary North on August 16, 2012

A woman in Chester township in Philadelphia gives a free meal to children in her neighborhood every day. She does this from her home. The town council found out about this. It ordered her to stop this assault on the integrity of her neighborhood. This must be nipped in the bud. If she is allowed […]

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Register Your Garden with the Government.

Written by Gary North on August 15, 2012

A trial balloon was recently floated in the state of Utah. The government wants residents to register their gardens with the state. This is from the state’s website. How much food do we produce in Utah? Registering 10,000 gardens is an opportunity to find that answer as well as display our agricultural heritage. This challenge […]

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Attempt to Kill a Possum, Go to Jail

Written by Gary North on August 15, 2012

A man tried to kill a possum in his back yard. He tried to hit it with a shovel. When he failed, he called the police. They responded. They arrested him. They locked him up. The judge put a bail of $20,000 on him. No criminal charges were made. There was a reason for this. […]

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Lovely Rita, Meter Maid, Gets $93,000 a Year

Written by Gary North on August 14, 2012

Meter maids in Hermosa Beach get anywhere from $67,000 to $93,000 a year. I grew up next door to Hermosa Beach. My girl friend lived in Hermosa Beach. My parents bought a home in Manhattan Beach for $8,000. Today, that same 900 square foot home would sell for a million dollars. It was three blocks […]

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Phoenix Prohibits a Woman for Handing Out Free Bottles of Water

Written by Gary North on August 13, 2012

A Christian group was handing out free bottles of water at a festival. She was approached by a local bureaucrat with some agency called the Neighborhood Protection. The Neighborhood Protection Inspector informed her that she was breaking the law. She did not have a vendor’s permit. She contacted the Rutherford Institute, a Christian legal advocacy […]

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