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No Government Vouchers for the Ron Paul Curriculum

Written by Gary North on December 24, 2016


“If you take the government’s nickel, you also take its noose.” — Gary North.A GaryNorth.com site member posted this: One of the policies Betsy DeVos is talking about is a form of voucherisation at all levels including university. It will be an up hill fight but if it occurred it would cut the ground out […]

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Herbert Hoover: Godfather of the New Deal

Written by Gary North on December 24, 2016


Herbert Hoover was worth $4 million in 1914 as a mining engineer and mine owner. This was before World War I, when the dollar bought 25 times more than it does today. He was good at what he did in the private sector. He gained national fame as a World War I relief administrator: Belgian […]

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Pre-Crimes, Pre-Schools, and the Passive Voice

Written by Gary North on December 17, 2016


Passive voice: “Something should be done about this.” Active voice: “Give me a badge and a gun, and I will do it.” A GaryNorth.com site member spotted this article. A simple test at the age of three can determine whether children will grow up to be a burden on society, needing excessive welfare, ending up […]

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The Myth of a Divided America

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2016


Reality Check We are told that the United States is deeply divided today. If only it were true. Let’s talk about some real divisions in American history. The nation was deeply divided in 1775-81, when the non-Canadian North American colonies of the British Empire had a civil war over secession. It produced the only hyperinflation […]

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Challenge: Name the #1 Corrupting Government Program

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2016


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


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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Lifetime Unemployment Dole: A Truly Silly Idea

Written by Gary North on November 12, 2016


Elon Musk is a visionary. He thinks he will build a spaceship to take rich people to Mars, and make a profit. He also thinks he will produce an electric car he can sell at a profit. Along with these visions, he has a vision for a universal federal welfare scheme that will pay the […]

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Church Deacons vs. the Welfare State

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016


When those of us who reject the idea of the welfare state make our case against state-funded wealth-redistribution, someone will say: “What are you doing to help the poor?” It’s a legitimate question, even if asked rhetorically? Why? Because you can’t beat something with nothing. There will come a day when the welfare state will […]

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Free Money from the Robots!

Written by Gary North on June 4, 2016


Here is a headline: This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money. The article is in Business Insider. In the future, giving people unconditional free money might be the fairest way to deal with a robot-powered economy. At least, that’s what data scientist and artificial intelligence […]

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