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Mises University Seminar: 2015 Registration

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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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Flash! Walmart Can Hire All the People It Wants at Low Wages!

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2015

Stop the presses! (You remember presses, don’t you?) “Walmart is paying people $9 an hour.” The Leftist press is outraged. “It’s a public relations stunt! It’s not enough!” Doubt me? Click here. Paying $9 an hour is enough to keep workers from quitting. It’s enough to get potential workers filling out job applications forms. If […]

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Video: Suffer No Fools — The Walter Williams Story

Written by Gary North on February 3, 2015

Walter Williams teaches economics at George Mason University. In his newspaper columns — you remember newspapers, I hope — he has made famous this line: “Go to the head of the class.” Back in the mid-1970’s, he and I were part of a summer program sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute: “The Role of Business […]

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