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When a Christian Welfare Statist Defects to Semi-Liberty

Written by Gary North on April 23, 2016

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We are all familiar with the student who goes off to college and comes home alter the first year spouting liberal nonsense that he learned in the classroom. This phenomenon has been around since the days of classical Greece. Aristophanes wrote a comedy about such a youth: Clouds. A young man goes off to Socrates’ […]

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Bankruptcy and Revolution

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

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I wrote this after my trip to New Zealand in 1986. While I was there, the Chernobyl disaster took place in the USSR. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth (Ps. […]

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The Bible vs. Ron Sider’s Liberation Theology

Posted on December 26, 2015

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By John Robbins In 1974 Creation House, a publishing firm located in the heartland of American neo-evangelicalism, released The Chicago Declaration, edited by Ronald J. Sider. The book recounted the proceedings and conclusions of the Thanksgiving Workshop on Evangelicals and Social Concern held during Thanksgiving 1973 “while the rest of American Protestantism was enjoying the […]

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Political Masochism

Written by Gary North on December 12, 2015

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“There are two kinds of income recipients in the world,” H. L. Mencken once quipped, “people who work for a living, and people who vote for a living.” It’s a good line. I wish I’d said it. Yet the grim reality of contemporary political life is that it really is not that significant when the […]

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Socialism Is Dead. Mises Was Right.

Written by Gary North on December 5, 2015

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The twentieth century has witnessed the beginning, development, and end of the most tragic experiment in human history: socialism. The experiment resulted in tremendous human losses, destruction of potentially rich economies, and colossal ecological disasters. The experiment has ended, but the devastation will affect the lives and health of generations to come. The real tragedy […]

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The Two Rotten Novels That Turned America Left

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

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I teach four years of literature courses for the high school program of the Ron Paul Curriculum. I also teach six weeks of literature for the eighth grade. For these lessons, I analyze two novels: Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward: 2000–1887 (1888) and Charles Sheldon’s In His Steps (1896). Bellamy’s book is occasionally assigned to college […]

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Failed State Immigrants vs. Europe’s Welfare States

Written by Gary North on November 7, 2015

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At the same time, this is only the beginning of the crisis, because the conditions inciting people to flee their homelands will only worsen. And the EU, many of whose members have the world’s largest and best-equipped welfare systems, appears to be overwhelmed by it — politically, morally, and administratively. This paralysis creates a significant […]

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Economic Inequality: Jesus vs. Rev. Jim Wallis

Written by Gary North on October 24, 2015

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Economist Vilfredo Pareto announced a discovery in 1897: about 20% of the families in Italy owned 80% of the land. He went on to study the distribution of wealth in other Western European nations. The same distribution held true. Subsequent studies of national economies have revealed the same distribution, no matter what their politics are. […]

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