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Economic Inequality Is Not Increasing. Propaganda Is.

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016


It never ends. We are besieged by articles on today’s increasing economic inequality. These articles have three things in common: 1. Each one has a favorite explanation/boogeyman. 2. Each one calls for political reforms to make things more equal. 3. Each one fails to mention Pareto’s 20/80 law. Here is the main problem with these […]

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Tax Calculator (Rigged) for 4 Candidates

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2016


Someone has created a calculator for estimating the effects of each candidate’s tax reforms. Each candidate has presented a broad view of marginal tax rates. I think this is a clever idea. It gets voters thinking about how each candidate’s programs would fare, other things — e.g., like the economy — being equal. Problem: it […]

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Et Tu, Marco? Rubio Stabs the Conservatives Who Elected Him.

Written by Gary North on March 19, 2016


“When our friends get into power, they aren’t our friends any more.”– M. Stanton Evans This has become known as “Evans’ law of political perfidy.” My friend Stan Evans was a wise and eloquent man. He was an intellectual leader within the conservative political movement, beginning around 1960. He arrived at Yale in the year […]

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“Take a Dive in November!” Says a Major Neocon Republican

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2016


The Republican establishment is frantic over Trump. Trump has called the political establishment’s bluff. He has made an end run around their vetting process. This is a replay of Goldwater’s nomination in 1964. The Republican establishment took a dive in that election. It threw the election to Johnson. Now a major neoconservative theorist is recommending […]

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Watergate and Liberty

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2016


In my Ron Paul Curriculum course on American literature, everything I teach from from 1915 to the present is based on movies. This is where American literature has had its greatest impact, both domestic and foreign. I watched the 1976 movie, All the President’s Men, a few days ago. I had seen it before, but […]

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Bernie Sanders: Keynesian on Steroids

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2016


If Forrest Gump’s mother were around, she would remind us of this fundamental truth: “Socialism is as socialism does.” With all the hoopla surrounding Bernie Sanders’ campaign, let us apply this principle to his message. As far as I have read, he has not recommended that the federal government nationalize America’s industries. He has not […]

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