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Milton Friedman on Non-Compliance with the State

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016


In the summer of 1962, I read Milton Friedman’s essay, “Is a Free Society Stable?” It was published in a campus quarterly journal, New Individualist Review. A group of students at the University of Chicago published it. It remains the best campus journal I have ever read. It ceased publication after seven years: April 1961 […]

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Racial Quotas on the Federal Reserve — I Love It!

Written by Gary North on May 14, 2016


America is a racial/gender quota society. It has been for half a century. Any organization — except for churches (so far) — whose leadership does not reflect the racial and gender distribution is suspect. In fact, it may be in violation of federal law. Well, it turns out that the Federal Reserve System does not […]

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How to Engineer an Energy Crisis

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2016


And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s […]

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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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A Christian View of Labor Unions

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015


Within certain segments of the Christian community, primarily the Christian Reformed tradition imported from the Netherlands, there is considerable support for the creation of Christian labor unions as an alternative to the secular unions of today. Outside of the Christian Reformed circles, there is almost no discussion of this program within churches. One or two […]

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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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Why Lovers of the State Hate Uber

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2015


The regulation by the state of the streets of London goes back to 1635. It began under King Charles I, who was a full-time tyrant, and whose life ended on the scaffold in 1649. Charles decided that the streets were too crowded in London, and what the city needed was government control over the number […]

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Fine for Giving Candy as a Reward

Written by Gary North on June 2, 2015


If you are a teacher in a tax-funded school, and you give candy as a reward, you have violated federal law. You can be fined. In contrast, if you are a member of Congress, and you give away millions of dollars in subsidies as a reward to your campaign donors, you get re-elected. We have […]

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TPP–NAFTA on Steroids

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

The vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could come in the House this month. This 800-page monstrosity must be stopped by the House if it is not to be signed into law. Senate Democrats caved this week. The Republicans overwhelmingly supported it. It has major liabilities in the surrender of rights of free speech and publishing. […]

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