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Failed State Immigrants vs. Europe’s Welfare States

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

At the same time, this is only the beginning of the crisis, because the conditions inciting people to flee their homelands will only worsen. And the EU, many of whose members have the world’s largest and best-equipped welfare systems, appears to be overwhelmed by it — politically, morally, and administratively. This paralysis creates a significant […]

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These Failed Presidents Provided Their Own Headstones

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

We do not remember much about the presidencies of recent Presidents. FDR, yes: the New Deal and World War II. Phrase: “There is nothing to fear except . . . fear itself.” (1933 Inaugural address.) Truman, yes: World War II, the 1948 victory over Dewey, and the Korean War. Phrase: “The buck stops here.” (Sign […]

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Media Black-Out: Ben Carson

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

Ben Carson leads Trump in the Iowa polls. Here is how U.S. News & World Report covers this story. This is a click-through advertisement on this page. It takes you to this page. In 1952, a novel by a black ex-Communist appeared: Invisible Man. The author was Ralph Ellison. It won the National Book Award […]

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Gridlocking the Government: The High Moral Ground

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015

The American political establishment usually operates in terms of bipartisan cooperation between the political parties. The goal of the political parties is essentially identical: expand the power of the federal government. This has been true since approximately 1789. This is not some new development. Politicians want to expand the degree of control they have over […]

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How to Save a Dying City in Four Steps . . . Or Maybe Five

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015

Detroit and Chicago are models of urban failure. The decline of both cities visibly began around 1960. That was when a decade of Democratic control merged with the federal government to turn these cities into welfare state disasters. This had begun in the New Deal. But it took a quarter century for the process to […]

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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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The Unspoken Truth About Gun Control

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

Political activists are more entrenched on this issue than any other issue in American life. Somebody might say that legalized abortion would be the top candidate. I don’t think that’s the case. Opponents of abortion are not going to change, but the degree of commitment has faded over the last two decades. The futility of […]

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Lonely Nazis Among Us

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

Within the far Right, there are Nazis. Real ones. I received this email on October 6: Since no one will say this, I will. Europe desperately needs another Adolf Hitler. And so does North America. Karen C. Think of this lady’s situation. She sees herself as all alone. I hope that her assessment is correct. […]

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Political Fools and Their Money

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

What do you know about Lawrence Lessig? If your life depended on writing a page on the career of Lawrence Lessig, and you had 30 minutes to write the essay, and you were in a room without access to the Internet, would I be wise to sell you a life insurance policy? Quite frankly, I […]

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