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Bankruptcy and Revolution

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

I wrote this after my trip to New Zealand in 1986. While I was there, the Chernobyl disaster took place in the USSR. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth (Ps. […]

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Pollution Control and Biblical Justice

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution. If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the […]

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The Moral Issue of Honest Money

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2016

Because of the nature of the economics profession–“guild” might be a better word–it is necessary to put quotation marks around the words, “honest money.” Economists will go to almost any lengths to avoid the use of moral terms when they discuss economic issues. This has been true since the seventeenth century, when early mercantilistic pamphlet […]

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The Fruitless Search for an Ideological Sugar Daddy

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2016

There are few myths more dear to the hearts of pastors and directors of non-profit foundations than the myth of the sugar daddy. The sugar daddy is that most wonderful of all creatures: the man who puts his money where your mouth is. He is the man who has been successful in business, but who […]

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The Bible vs. Ron Sider’s Liberation Theology

Posted on December 26, 2015

By John Robbins In 1974 Creation House, a publishing firm located in the heartland of American neo-evangelicalism, released The Chicago Declaration, edited by Ronald J. Sider. The book recounted the proceedings and conclusions of the Thanksgiving Workshop on Evangelicals and Social Concern held during Thanksgiving 1973 “while the rest of American Protestantism was enjoying the […]

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Private Property Rights

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

Thou shalt not steal (Ex. 20:15). God, as the Creator, possesses absolute sovereignty over every aspect of the creation, including property. God is the owner of the world (Ps. 50:10-12). Christ’s parable of the talents presents the sovereignty of God in terms of the analogy of a loan from a lord to his servants. They […]

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Freedom, Productivity, and Progress

Posted on December 12, 2015

By Edward Coleson Emerson once remarked that if a man made a better mousetrap the world would beat a path to his door, but he neglected to mention what some of the folks would do when they got there. It is to be expected that the Amalgamated Mice of America would mouse-cott the new arrangement, […]

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Guilt, Responsibility, and Western Prosperity

Posted on December 5, 2015

by Charles Dykes One of the great differences between paganism and early Christianity was in their varying concepts of responsibility. Responsibility has generally been defined as “the human sense of answerableness for all acts of thought and conduct.” The pagan however, located responsibility primarily in his environment (e.g., fate, the stars, the gods, and the […]

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Why Lovers of the State Hate Uber

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2015

The regulation by the state of the streets of London goes back to 1635. It began under King Charles I, who was a full-time tyrant, and whose life ended on the scaffold in 1649. Charles decided that the streets were too crowded in London, and what the city needed was government control over the number […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson — Documented!

Written by Gary North on September 26, 2015

Henry Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson in six weeks in early 1946. He was on a tight deadline: a leave of absence from The New York Times. He did not include footnotes. In 1946, there were few materials to footnote. Hazlitt stood alone in the community of financial journalists. Today, there is a wealth […]

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