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Medicaid Population in U.S. Exceeds Population of Entire U.K.

Posted on April 8, 2014

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The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th most […]

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Former Head Of Welfare Department Caught In Embezzlement Scandal

Posted on March 8, 2014

Embezzlement

The former Director of the Blackfeet Tribe’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has plead guilty to embezzlement and fraud after stealing nearly $300,000 from the federally funded program. Between 2006, when Sandra Marie Sanderville became director, to her dismissal in 2010, Sanderville devised schemes in which she would overpay TANF beneficiaries, who would […]

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Teen Learns Her Parents Aren’t Going To Pay An Allowance Forever

Posted on March 5, 2014

Rachel-Canning

A New Jersey senior is suing her parents for support and college tuition, claiming they kicked her out of the house. Rachel Canning’s parents though say she left their home last year of her own accord, not wanting to follow their rules, which included keeping a curfew, doing some chores and reconsidering a boyfriend relationship […]

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Has Economic Inequality Increased Since 1897? Probably Not.

Written by Gary North on January 21, 2014

80-20

Many people have heard about the 20-80 rule. This is Pareto’s famous law. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist teaching in Switzerland in the late 19th century. In what remains the most important economics book never translated English, published in 1897, Pareto observed that the distribution of wealth in every European country he examined revealed […]

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$5 Million for Illegal Aliens Attending the University of California

Written by Gary North on January 8, 2014

The President of the University of California system, Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano, has announced a $5 million subsidy for illegal aliens on campus. She of course did not use the legally precise term, “illegal aliens.” She used “undocumented students.” The money will be used to fund student services, work-study programs, and for loans. We read […]

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I Want You to Send Me $1,000. OK?

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2013

People ask me to do this. I thought I would ask you. Dear Dr. North: You have never heard of me. Please send me $1,000. Thanks. Billy Joe Jones This sounds like a nutty letter. I have never received such a letter. Let me rewrite it. Dear Dr. North: You have never heard of me. […]

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Detroit: Resurrection Through Bankruptcy

Written by Gary North on November 27, 2013

Warren Buffett came to a meeting of Detroit’s leaders. So did Lloyd Blankenfein of Goldman Sachs. It was time for cheerleading. Buffett pointed to the recovery of the American auto industry as the model. “Look what happened.” How did it happen? He failed to mention these factors: (1) federal government bailout money, (2) violation of […]

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Invisible Crack Houses

Written by Gary North on November 18, 2013

In every American city, there are crack houses. Addicts know where they are. That is why crack houses make money. The police seem not to know where these crack houses are. That is why crack houses make money. How is it that the crackheads know where the crack houses are, but the police do not? […]

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