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“Buy American” vs. “Buy, American”

Written by Gary North on November 5, 2016

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Once again, we meet up with Smith and Jones. Wong has made an offer to Smith. Smith thinks it’s a good deal. Jones is irate. He protests. He thinks that Smith should pay a sales tax to the federal government whenever he buys from Wong. Jones calls this sales tax a tariff. He prefers not […]

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3D Printers vs. Patents

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

We know about 3D printing. It is in its primitive phase. Think about this technology 30 years from now. Of course, your guess will look silly in retrospect — primitive. People invent things. They apply for patents. Governments issue them. They grant a monopoly of manufacture for about 15 years. The inventor can license his […]

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A Populist Revolt — For Real This Time

Written by Gary North on August 6, 2016

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The phrase “populist revolt” has been around for a century. But, except for the three failed presidential campaigns of William Jennings Bryan — 1896, 1900, 1908 — we have not had one. Yet the phrase has survived. Why? Because the Old Boy Network represented by the Council on Foreign Relations is deathly afraid of it. […]

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Brexit: Bait and Switch Unplugged

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2016

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The defeat of the “remains” on June 23 was one of the great days in my life. Yet I am an American. Why should I care? Answer: because I have been opposed to the New World Order for over half a century. I have watched these clever people pull off the final phase of the […]

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Should American Business Give Up Smoking?

Written by Gary North on February 6, 2016

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We have been told that America’s “smokestack industries” are threatened, and that this nation is losing its competitive abilities in the field of heavy manufacturing. I am sure this analysis is correct. Now, why am I supposed to worry about this? Let me ask you a question. Are you worried about America’s loss of competitive […]

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Davos: The Intensive Care Unit of the New World Order

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016

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Every January, the richest people in the world get together to meet at Davos, Switzerland, at the world economic forum. Also present are the best and the brightest in the Keynesian community, whose plane fares and hotel rooms are taken care of. These are the hired hands. Every year, everyone hopes he is going to […]

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Tariffs: The Preferred Tax of Masochists

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016

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If I were to come to you and say “What this country needs is higher taxes in order to make us all rich,” you would correctly conclude that I had lost my mind or my principles. But if I were to come to you and say, “What this country needs is higher tariffs to make […]

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ObamaTrade Is ObamaCare, But With More Coercion

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

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Remember this phrase? “If you like your present health care plan, you can keep it.” The President is not even pretending to allow any freedom of choice with ObamaTrade, aka the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ObamaTrade is to trade what ObamaCare is to medical care: a bureaucratic monstrosity. It is 5,544 pages long — 3,500 pages longer […]

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“Free Trade Has Destroyed American Manufacturing.”

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

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This criticism of free trade is wrong. To understand why it is wrong, first consider this chart of the per capita output of American manufacturing. It is not a chart that most Americans have ever seen. Economist Mark Perry has provided it. He also provides another chart that shows manufacturing output in the five major […]

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