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In the Welfare State, Beggars Learn to Be Choosers — Very Picky Choosers

Written by Gary North on October 16, 2014

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The welfare state mentality is close to universal today. Half of Americans are on the dole to one degree or another. The outlook of this society is one of entitlements. They are deliberately called entitlements by their defenders because “charity” sounds voluntaristic. These handouts are not voluntary, as both the legislators and the recipients know. […]

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Bastard Nation: America’s Welfare State Comes of Age

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2014

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You knew this, but it’s nice to be reminded. We get what we pay for. Conservatives 60 years ago said this would happen. It happened. It will keep happening. There is no turning back until the welfare state runs out of other people’s money. You want an explanation for America’s growing inequality? Start here. The […]

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Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State’s Bagmen

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2014

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The economic heart of fascism in the 1930’s was the “government-private industry alliance.” It still is. In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state’s bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises. The state is now […]

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The Judicial Case Against Reparations to Blacks

Written by Gary North on August 2, 2014

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This debate will not go away. There is a reason for this. First, there is a lot of money on the line. Second, the welfare state ideology is widespread. The case for reparations is the case for the welfare state. The case for reparations to blacks in general from society in general rests on a […]

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Checkbook Stubs and Social Improvement

Written by Gary North on July 30, 2014

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You can’t beat something with nothing. I use this phrase all the time. I use it for a reason. The reason is simple: you can’t beat something with nothing. Here is the problem: members of institutions that do not attempt to beat or replace something evil, because they have nothing to offer, are intensely envious […]

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