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Trophy Wives and Blue Ribbon Wives

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016


Trophy wives are ornaments for husbands. Men marry them because they want to be high-visibility winners among other men. “He is a winner. He got her.” They also hope for this reaction: “I didn’t get a trophy wife. I’m not a winner.” A trophy wife is a status good: limited availability, heavy demand. Spectacularly good […]

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Churches and Insurance for Members

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2016


I devoted the May/June, 1982 issue of Tentmakers, to the subject of health insurance. I discussed the problem facing all covenantally obligated churches, namely, the threat of a catastrophically expensive illness or injury, which strikes a member of the church who is not covered by medical insurance. The church has obligations to care for that […]

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Rules of Success to Adopt by Age 13

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2015

For students of the Ron Paul Curriculum. . . . Here is why you should take me seriously. I was born in 1942. I have seen what works and what doesn’t. I have a Ph.D. I am rich by most Americans’ standards. I have never been divorced. I am in good health — and have […]

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My Latest Book: Free

Written by Gary North on January 24, 2015


My new book is now typeset: The Covenantal Structure of Christian Economics. You can download it here: http://www.garynorth.com/CovenantalEconomics.pdfIt is different from every other book you have read on economics. It begins with this question: “Who owns this?” This is the most divisive question in economic thought. Because it is divisive, economists ever since Adam Smith […]

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State Kidnaps Homeschooled Children

Posted on January 23, 2015


What began as an investigation ignited by an anonymous report turned into a nightmare for an Arkansas homeschooling couple and seven of their children last week – and it’s not over yet. Arkansas sheriff’s deputies in Garland County have “stolen” seven homeschoolers from their parents in a home raid spurred by an anonymous caller who […]

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Divorce Calculator: What Are Your Odds?

Posted on December 3, 2014


If you knew graduating from college, waiting a few years to marry, settling down and having a child would make your marriage last, would you do it? Your answer might be up in the air — but the statistics are solid as a rock. They show that your risk for divorce is significantly less if […]

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7% of Oldsters Live With Their Kids

Posted on November 22, 2014

The Current Population Survey’s American Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), shows the share of seniors living with their children or other relatives has grown over the past 20 years, from an average of 6.6% over the years 1994-1998 to 7.3% in 2013.  These data are volatile year to year, but the overall trend is clearly […]

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Video: Tiger Moms and Softies

Written by Gary North on October 24, 2014


Six thousand years of tradition have paid off. Olivia Munn explains, with help from her mom. This girl has a work ethic like you would not believe. Chinese mom. Raised in Japan. Multiple jobs. Funny.   The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook  

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