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Leaks Are Good for Liberty

Written by Gary North on March 4, 2017

The White House is leaking like a sieve. Why should conservatives worry about this? The federal government does everything it can to increase the secrecy of its operations. It invades our privacy, but it whines when any of the rest of us invade the privacy of government bureaucrats. I am all in favor of WikiLeaks. […]

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The Declaration of Independence: America’s Greatest Ad

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2016

On this day 240 years ago, New England’s most famous independent wholesaler, John Hancock, and Congress’s stenographer, Charles Thomson, signed a parchment. We celebrate that signing annually, often by setting off low-tariff fireworks imported from China. Most Americans know little about the background of this event. The details they recall from a high school textbook […]

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Are You Freer Than Your Grandparents Were?

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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