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Are You Freer Than Your Grandparents Were?

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2016

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Make a list of the freedoms you cherish most. Did your grandparents also cherish them? Did they have more of them? You be the judge. Marginal income tax rates. Government revenues as a percentage of GDP. Federal government revenues as a percentage of GDP. There is much greater federal debt. This can be dispensed with […]

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Civil Liberties: The Good News

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2016

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There are three phrases, each of which is three words long, that govern the thinking of economists. Supply and demand High bid wins At some price I will focus on the final three words: “At some price.” I want to raise its corollary: “At what price?” THE COST OF REVOKING OUR RIGHTS Everyone in this […]

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Liberty’s Greatest Enemy Today

Written by Gary North on February 6, 2016

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I am a conservative. I am a conservative by way of three phenomena that have linked together American conservatives since about 1920: (1) anti-Communism; (2) free market economics; (3) conservative social theory. I regard the most important world figure of the 20th century as Vladimir Lenin. Had it not been for the assassination of the […]

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Imperfect Justice

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

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Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that […]

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Secession: Armed vs. Peaceful

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2015

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Lots of people celebrate July 4. I do not. The Declaration of Independence justified armed secession. It was signed by a handful of lawyers on July 4, 1776. Secession was a way of transferring a great deal of power to colonial legislatures, where most of these lawyers were members. It was a way of replacing […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 7

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

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The Curse of Machinery And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves. And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon […]

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Taxi Drivers and Buggy Whips

Written by Gary North on February 3, 2015

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In 20 years, there will be no taxi drivers. In less than a decade, they will begin to be replaced. Uber is now working with Carnegie-Mellon University to do research on this. But this is not news. This story appeared in May 2014. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sat for a keynote interview at Code Conference […]

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My Latest Book: Free

Written by Gary North on January 24, 2015

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My new book is now typeset: The Covenantal Structure of Christian Economics. You can download it here: http://www.garynorth.com/CovenantalEconomics.pdfIt is different from every other book you have read on economics. It begins with this question: “Who owns this?” This is the most divisive question in economic thought. Because it is divisive, economists ever since Adam Smith […]

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Governments Are Desperate to Limit the Internet. Too Late.

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2015

Around the world, governments are trying to limit the Internet. These efforts are futile. The technology of evading the government is governed by Moore’s law: a doubling of capacity every 12 months. The governments are governed by Parkinson’s law: “Work expands so as to fill the time allotted for its completion.” We see headlines like […]

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