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ObamaTrade Is ObamaCare, But With More Coercion

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015


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


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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Obama and the TPP

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015


I don’t talk a lot about Obama, since he is mostly a cipher. I did not talk much about Clinton, either, for the same reason. They are both talkers. But when it came to making their agendas clear, and then passing them into law, they accomplished little. What did Clinton ever do that we remember? […]

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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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3-D Printing and Factory Jobs

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2015


We have all heard about 3-D printing. A machine that costs around $1,000 can produce copies of some product, even a gun. Over the next three decades, these machines will become more powerful. They will get cheaper. Tens of millions of products will be produced in millions of basement 3-D machines, or else in small […]

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Economic Ideas Have Consequences . . . Indirectly

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2015


In the year 1750, the greatest philosopher in the world was the Scotsman, David Hume. Toward the end of the century, the philosopher who replaced him as the greatest philosopher in the world was Immanuel Kant. Yet, Kant wrote the following: “I freely admit that it was the remembrance of David Hume which, many years […]

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A Defender of Hitler Attacks Me on Tariffs

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015


Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (1776) was written to refute mercantilism’s economics of regulated foreign trade. Still, we find conservatives who say they favor the free market, yet who adopt the arguments of mercantilism. These people cannot think straight. I mean this literally. They cannot follow economic logic. It befuddles them. They resent those who […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson: Chapter 12

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2015


The Drive for Exports And the LORD spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good […]

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Selling America’s Sovereignty for a Mess of NWO Pottage

Posted on June 20, 2015


By Joel Skousen TRADE AUTHORITY PASSES THE HOUSE WITHOUT WORKER RETRAINING A major loss in US sovereignty hangs in the balance as Congress wrangles over the Trans Pacific trade pact. There is a lot of Democratic opposition over the inevitable job losses these false free trade agreements bring, but they should be more worried about […]

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TPP–NAFTA on Steroids

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

The vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could come in the House this month. This 800-page monstrosity must be stopped by the House if it is not to be signed into law. Senate Democrats caved this week. The Republicans overwhelmingly supported it. It has major liabilities in the surrender of rights of free speech and publishing. […]

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