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The Myth of a Divided America

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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