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Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 7

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

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The Curse of Machinery And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves. And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 6

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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Credit Diverts Production He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure (Proverbs 11:15). The older term, surety, is not widely used today. The term today is this: co-sign. The warning is still as valid today as it was in the days of Solomon. Do not […]

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Mises University Seminar: 2015 Registration

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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It is not easy to get accepted to the free Mises University summer seminar for college students. The key word is “free.” You know the fundamental law of economics: “At zero price, there is greater demand than supply.” A corollary is this: “When the price falls, more is demanded.” This is a $2,000 value. There […]

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The Independent Institute: “Mayday Mayday Mayday”

Written by Gary North on May 2, 2015

“Mayday” — when repeated three times — is a distress call. The Independent Institute surely is in distress — marketing distress. The Independent Institute is a free market research organization. It publishes top-flight books. But, like most non-profit organizations, it needs a full-time marketer with background in direct response marketing. Let me show you how […]

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Spilt Milk: Inefficient Milk Producers Fight the Free Market

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2015

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For over 200 years, inefficient farmers in Europe have battled the free market, which favors efficient farmers. Meanwhile, inefficient American farmers have for 80 years demanded price supports from Congress to deal with efficient American farmers. Farmers are the bulwarks of government bailouts and subsidies. On April 1, the European Union ended import quotas on […]

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Water Rationing: The Bureaucrat’s Solution

Written by Gary North on March 14, 2015

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California does not get much rain these days. Rain has been getting less and less, year after year. The residents need to consume less water. But which residents? Living where? Cities? Farms? There is a solution: raise prices. Then let people decide how much they are willing to consume. Those who are willing to pay […]

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Right to Work Law . . . in Wisconsin!

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

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How can this be? I grew up hoping to see union power curtailed. I was a big fan of libertarian legal theorist Sylvester Petro, even before I met him at the Foundation for Economic Education in 1971. His books on illegitimate union power in the 1950’s were like oases in the desert. He was John […]

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Public Sector Unions in Wisconsin Are Dying

Written by Gary North on February 23, 2015

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Gov. Scott Walker and the legislature were successful in 2011 in passing a law that undermined the ability of unions in the public sector to strike. This took away the threat of the public unions. Wikipedia describes the law. The bill requires additional contributions by state and local government workers to their health care plans […]

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