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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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Jail Time for Unmowed Lawn

Posted on April 7, 2015


Rick Yoes turned himself into the county jail last night in compliance with a warrant issued for his arrest after receiving a fine of $1,700 for having an overgrown lawn in September of last year. Unable to pay the fine Rick took every vacation day he accrued, made arrangements for a replacement, and surrendered himself […]

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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Taxi Drivers and Buggy Whips

Written by Gary North on February 3, 2015


In 20 years, there will be no taxi drivers. In less than a decade, they will begin to be replaced. Uber is now working with Carnegie-Mellon University to do research on this. But this is not news. This story appeared in May 2014. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sat for a keynote interview at Code Conference […]

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