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Walter Block: Austrian Economics’ Footnote Machine

Written by Gary North on September 27, 2014

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Walter Block is a professor of economics at Loyola University in New Orleans. He has been an active participant in the libertarian movement for over 40 years. Within the libertarian camp, he is by far the most prolific in academic journals. Nobody else comes close. He has published something in the range of 450 journal […]

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New Jersey Will Default on Government Pensions

Written by Gary North on July 31, 2014

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State by state, county by county, city by city: they will default. The money is not there. The promises were huge. New Jersey’s governor Christie is touring the state, telling the voters that the state will break promises to retired government workers. He is doing what other government officials refuse to do: tell the truth […]

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The American Empire vs. Your Retirement Prospects

Written by Gary North on May 5, 2014

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Back in the late 1950’s, I used to sell records to Leonard Wibberley. He had a long gray beard, and he drove a white Jaguar convertible. You have probably never heard of Leonard Wibberley. But he was important in my life. He taught me about American foreign policy. He was a novelist. His most famous […]

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This Man’s Artifact Collection Suddenly Investigated by FBI

Posted on April 4, 2014

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When Andi Essex got an eyeful of Don Miller’s gigantic basement collection of artifacts he’s acquired from his travels around the world, she was enthralled. “It’s unreal,” Essex told WISH-TV in Indianapolis, adding that the “full skeleton is what blew my mind” and that her “favorite” was Miller’s piece of Hitler’s bunker. The 91-year-old is […]

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An Inexpensive State For Retiring On The Beach

Posted on March 8, 2014

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Retirees seeking the retirement trifecta — golf, the beach and warm weather — often flock to pricey places like Hilton Head, Palm Beach or Santa Barbara. But sugar-sand beaches, sunshine and some of the best golf in the nation can be had at a much lower price in Alabama. The northern part of the state […]

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Bitcoins, Stage 2: “Bring in the Feds!”

Written by Gary North on February 26, 2014

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When you think “Mt. Gox,” think “Enron.” When something this devastating happens to the biggest exchange in an experiment designed by anonymous Japanese programmers, the industry is not going to recover rapidly. Other firms in this industry now have a real marketing problem. The disappearance of the Mt. Gox Bitcoins exchange is a major setback […]

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Canadians Moving To US To Retire

Posted on February 19, 2014

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It’s far from uncommon for Americans to retire abroad—the combination of exotic surroundings, lower rent and cheaper medical care can be irresistible for a retiree with wanderlust and an undernourished nest egg. But Yanks aren’t the only gray-haired migrants in North America: As Kathy Kristof reports this month for Financial Planning magazine, many Canadians are […]

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