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Safe, Pleasant Retirement

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2017

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Where to retire? Do you want safety? Do you want a pleasant environment? Do you want lots of free services? Do you want to be around younger people with a future rather than geezers with fading memories of the good old days? Retire close to a college. There, unreality reigns supreme. For details, click the […]

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Engineering Degree: The Smart Way (for Parents)

Written by Gary North on February 11, 2017

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I am writing this for high school juniors who have just received what seems to be bad news from their parents. My message: It’s good news for parental solvency, and it won’t hurt you a bit. But it’s not what you had in mind. I am going to talk straight with you. I am probably […]

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Old Men Who Kept Going

Written by Gary North on February 11, 2017

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I see no reason to retire. I agree with Ray Charles. He was interviewed by a young reporter. “Do you plan to retire?” the man asked. Charles answered with a question: “And do what?” Of all the old men in my field who kept going, the master was Jacques Barzun. In 2000, Harper/Collins published his […]

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Betty White’s Breakout Role

Written by Gary North on January 28, 2017

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I read this paragraph and almost gagged. Betty White celebrates her 95th birthday today, reaching yet another milestone in a decades-spanning career that is still just as active as ever. It’s hard to believe it’s been 55 years since the beloved actress made her feature film debut in Advise & Consent, a performance that led […]

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Vin Scully Says Goodbye

Written by Gary North on September 24, 2016

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The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers is retiring after 67 years. Los Angeles had the two best sports announcers ever: Chick Hearn (basketball) and Vin Scully. Hearn was flawless until the very end. He fell off a ladder at age 85 and suffered a fatal concussion. I wrote an obituary: “I Always Wanted to […]

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A Government Employee Calls Me Out

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2016

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I posted a video on high-income retired state employees. A self-righteous, self-pitying government employee was incensed. You cannot be talking about me or any of my fellow government victims. In 2003, a hundred or so of us, wotking for the Superintendant of Document, the US Government Printing Office, the Bookstore Branch, were pushed out of […]

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