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Economic Reforms to Make America Great

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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A couple of friends of mine have proposed lists of economic reforms that Trump would be wise to follow. This list is from Joe Salerno. I have known him since 1974. He is a sensible economist. This list is from John Mauldin. He used to be my business manager in the mid-1980’s. He is a […]

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Challenge: Name the #1 Corrupting Government Program

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2016

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If I were Lew Rockwell, I would schedule the next Austrian Scholars Conference program in terms of this topic: “What government program should we shut down first?” I would contact all of my heavy hitters who like to stand up in front of an audience and throw hand grenades. I would challenge each of them […]

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Pareto’s Law vs. Taxation Thieves

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2016

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When honored by the legal code, the principle of equality before the law always produces economic inequality. In contrast, wealth redistribution by politics must begin with inequality before the law. It is impossible to achieve both forms of equality at the same time because people are unequal in their abilities to satisfy customer demand. Defenders […]

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Robot Lawyer Overturns 160,000 Parking Tickets

Written by Gary North on November 15, 2016

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Computers are on the side of liberty. A 19-year-old programmer has created a digital robot that has overturned 160,000 parking tickets in London in one year. The city had to make refunds. This is going to spread. It is going to create havoc for city governments. To read the full story, click the link.

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Keynes: Crackpot Economist of ZIRP

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2016

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John Maynard Keynes was a crackpot. So are his followers. All of them. I can hear the shocked response. “But, Dr. North, you’re not supposed to say such things. It’s not polite. It shows a lack of etiquette. People who say such things are themselves dismissed as crackpots.” To which I respond: “Dismissed by whom?” […]

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The Declaration of Independence: America’s Greatest Ad

Written by Gary North on July 4, 2016

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On this day 240 years ago, New England’s most famous independent wholesaler, John Hancock, and Congress’s stenographer, Charles Thomson, signed a parchment. We celebrate that signing annually, often by setting off low-tariff fireworks imported from China. Most Americans know little about the background of this event. The details they recall from a high school textbook […]

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Tarnished Buckle on the Bible Belt

Written by Gary North on May 7, 2016

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I wrote this in 1978. It’s on taxes. I live in the sovereign state of North Carolina. Well, it’s not really that sovereign. The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has cut off funds to the University of North Carolina because of an insufficient number of blacks on campus. Naturally, the local editorial writers […]

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Tax Calculator (Rigged) for 4 Candidates

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2016

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Someone has created a calculator for estimating the effects of each candidate’s tax reforms. Each candidate has presented a broad view of marginal tax rates. I think this is a clever idea. It gets voters thinking about how each candidate’s programs would fare, other things — e.g., like the economy — being equal. Problem: it […]

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Are You Freer Than Your Grandparents Were?

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2016

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Make a list of the freedoms you cherish most. Did your grandparents also cherish them? Did they have more of them? You be the judge. Marginal income tax rates. Government revenues as a percentage of GDP. Federal government revenues as a percentage of GDP. There is much greater federal debt. This can be dispensed with […]

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