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The Wisdom of Jennifer Lawrence, Age 21

Written by Gary North on February 5, 2013

I am a Jennifer Lawrence fan. I saw Winter’s Bone. I had never seen anything like it before. It was set in the rural Ozarks. I lived there. I never saw anything like that, but two counties over, north and east, such a subculture exists. There is a scene where she skins a squirrel. It […]

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Master Programmer Offers a Free Web Site Creation Course

Written by Gary North on January 11, 2013

Jonathan Sampson is a Microsoft programmer. He is going to offer a free course on Web site development. You may not need this, but if you have a child or a grandchild who wants to learn a potentially lucrative trade, this is a great opportunity. Combine these skills with online marketing skills, and you will […]

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Budgeting for a Lifestyle Contraction

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2013

I regard survivalism as a legitimate lifestyle that is hedging against a series of events that are unlikely to take place, but which if they ever take place, would place the serious survivalist in a much better position to deal with these events than most others who live in an urban environment. The basic issue […]

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Don’t Go into Debt for an MBA

Written by Gary North on January 8, 2013

If your employer foolishly offers to fund a night school MBA, you might consider it. But if you must spend $30,000 to $100,000, skip it. The top schools get $150,000. There are half a dozen that may pay off: Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Stanford, and maybe a few otherwise. These are the diamonds. The rest of […]

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Steve Martin’s Revolutionary Career Strategy

Written by Gary North on October 5, 2012

Gary North’s Reality Check (Oct. 5, 2012), Issue 1209 I don’t think most Steve Martin fans understand what he has done, but I do. I want to share with you what I regard as the highest-risk career strategy that I have ever seen. It worked. I find it hard to believe, but it worked. I […]

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Good News About the “Millennial Kids” in America

Written by Gary North on September 14, 2012

They are unemployed as never before, but they have not given up hope. A British newspaper has a cogent analysis of the attitude of this generation. It would be best to see some scientific polling to verify this, but the overall assessment seems accurate. Adam Lent writes as follows. A recent poll of Americans aged […]

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Dead-End Career: Teaching in a Public School

Written by Gary North on August 23, 2012

Pity the person, probably female, who went to college in order to get a job as a teacher. Since 2008, the number of public school teaching jobs has fallen by 300,000 jobs. This will fall a lot more. Yet the number of women with teaching credentials is rising. Result: lower wages, larger classes. The graduate […]

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“Accidental” Air Force Spying on You Is Now Legal

Written by Gary North on May 11, 2012

The Air Force is launching a fleet of drone spy planes across American skies. These are data-gathering devices. They hold data for 90 days whenever they accidentally collect it over the USA. Why hold it at all? Legally, the Air Force is not supposed to snoop on citizens of the USA. But if they take […]

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