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Potholes vs. Pensions: Make Your Choice

Written by Gary North on June 29, 2012

It’s crunch time. Congress has to decide which Peters to borrow from in order to pay which Pauls. A case in point.The highway fund needs money. It needs a lot of money. Anyway, that’s what it claims. There is a gasoline tat of 18 cents per gallon. It has not been raised for 19 years. […]

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IRS Informants Don’t Get Paid

Written by Gary North on June 26, 2012

In 2006, a law was signed that enabled the Internal Revenue Service to pay informants up to 30% of the unpaid taxes owed by an individual or a firm. The goal, obviously, was to increase revenues. People are afraid of being exposed. Whistleblowers (“snitches”) increase the likelihood of exposure. The snitches snitched. The IRS did […]

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How to Choose Which Critics to Respond To

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2012

Everyone has critics. The better known you are, and the more public your positions are, the more critics you have. It takes judgment to decide which critics to respond to, which critics to ignore, and why. Anyone who attempts to respond to all critics is asking for trouble. He is short of time and long […]

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Tea Party, Yes; Occupy Everything, No.

Written by Gary North on June 19, 2012

The Occupy Movement is negative. It has carefully refused to say what it is for. It will lose. Why? Because you can’t beat something with nothing. The Occupy Movement opposes globalism. But which form? NAFTA/WTO globalism? United Nations globalism? Zero-tariff free trade globalism? International gold coin standard globalism? It refuses to say. The Occupy Movement […]

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Laffer Throws a Curve at California

Written by Gary North on June 15, 2012

Arthur Laffer has proposed a new tax code for California. California is a continuing disaster zone: high unemployment, exodus of high-income people (Laffer was one), massive deficits, and slow economic growth. California is an anti-business state. But start-up businesses create jobs. In California, there are few new jobs. The climate is nice; the business climate […]

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Three Life Sentences for Witnessing a Drug Deal

Written by Gary North on June 14, 2012

Back in 1993, a 23-year-old man witnessed a drug deal. The participants of the deal pled guilty. They are out of jail. He refused to plead guilty for having witnessed the deal. He is still in prison. He will probably never get out, unless he gets pardoned. The cost to the taxpayers is around $29,000 […]

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