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The Commercial Case for Organic Food

Written by Gary North on May 29, 2014

I have just seen a very good documentary on the contrast between organic food and agribusiness food in the United States. It is called Fresh. It came out in 2009. I saw it on Amazon. I am an Amazon Prime member, so I watched it for free. Here is a trailer. I have been aware […]

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Illegal Marijuana Market Goes to Pot

Written by Gary North on May 27, 2014

Pot growers in Mexico are going bankrupt. Prices have fallen 75%. Why? It has been legalized in two states: Colorado and Washington. The price of pot has fallen 75%. This is basic economics. Competition drives down prices. But how? How does all that legal pot in two states get to other states? By car. Someone […]

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Want Less Segregation? Shrink the State

Written by Gary North on May 24, 2014

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“Birds of a feather flock together.” This rule governs our social relationships. It does not govern our economic relationships. This pair of facts is unfortunately not understood very well. Sociologists do not understand this paradox. Economists do, but they rarely emphasize it. THE CHURCH Let me give an obvious example. Most Americans attend churches with […]

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General Mills Eats Some Humble Pie

Posted on April 21, 2014

General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Pillsbury food products, is asking customers for forgiveness, but any appeasement may not come as quickly as the company might hope for. The public apology came in a company blog post published on Saturday and penned by spokeswoman Kirstie Foster, after a New York Times article on April […]

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How Loud Does Money Talk? Proposed Time Warner and Comcast Merger Could Show

Posted on April 15, 2014

A study recently released by Frontiers of Freedom suggests that in the Obama administration, money talks. The paper insists that crony capitalism is behind many of the Justice Department’s decisions when it comes to approving or rejecting mergers, and that “friends” of the Administration stand to gain enormous financial “gifts” in return for their generosity. […]

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How Black Players Made It onto Southern NCAA Teams

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2014

Open entry is a powerful force. We see it in the free market. But we see it even more clearly in sports. Numbers trump color in sports: points on the scoreboard. In the free market, only two colors matter: black ink and red ink. Here, everyone wants black. THREE PHOTOS This is from the 1965-66 […]

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