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

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016


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


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


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


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


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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A Potty Mouth for Jesus Tells Me Off

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015


To those of you who post on Facebook, the following story serves as a warning. Screen your friends. There are loose cannons online. They can go off at any time. The World Wide Web has revealed just how many loose cannons there are out there. Read the posts on any blog site. Loose cannons love […]

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Why Matt Drudge Can Stop Worrying

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015


Matt Drudge appeared on Alex Jones’s Infowars. Here is how he has been quoted. On the future of digital copyright: “I had a Supreme Court justice tell me to my face it’s over for me. Said, ‘Matt, it’s over for you. They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law. You’re out of there. They’re […]

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