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Ad-Blocking Software Shuts Down the MSM’s Business Models

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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About two months ago, I could not access Forbes. I got a message: turn off your ad-blocking software. I didn’t. I notice that Forbes has reverted to its three-second delay strategy. The Telegraph, a British site, tried the same strategy. That lasted about a month. I know why. Almost no one turned off the ad-blocking […]

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On Editing Wikipedia

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2016

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As I approach retirement I am trying to explore new activities, and recently have registered as a Wikipedia editor. My idea is to start small and revise a few articles about things and people I know. I get the impression that the median type for an editor is “millenial techno-wonk”, conversely I am your classical […]

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Goodbye, Copyright. Farewell, Tenured Guilds.

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2016

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Copyright law is in its terminal phase. I have known this for over 20 years. The Internet is killing it. I am going to discuss a remarkable example of a website that today has 48 million stolen scientific articles online. It is beyond the ability of anybody to control. It is outside of copyright protection, […]

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The Two Rotten Novels That Turned America Left

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

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I teach four years of literature courses for the high school program of the Ron Paul Curriculum. I also teach six weeks of literature for the eighth grade. For these lessons, I analyze two novels: Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward: 2000–1887 (1888) and Charles Sheldon’s In His Steps (1896). Bellamy’s book is occasionally assigned to college […]

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Never Pay a Newspaper to Run an Obituary

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

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My mother died this week. I have written about how not to get guilt-manipulated by a funeral home. Read it here. It turns out that the local newspaper wants a piece of the action. It charges $300 for an obituary. That’s $1 a word. Don’t pay for this. If you cannot get it printed for […]

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