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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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Cashing in on Illegal Aliens

Written by Gary North on July 24, 2014

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The U.S. government hands out money by the boatload to non-profit groups that take in the overflow of Central American teenagers. Taxpayers know nothing about this. When there is free money on the line, there is demand. If you hear a representative of some non-profit agency that is being paid by the federal government to […]

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Immigration Reform: 8 Steps

Written by Gary North on June 19, 2014

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We are told that there is going to be immigration reform sometime later this year. We are told that the Republican Party in Congress is ready for this. That was before Cantor had his head handed to him in the Republican primary. The issue that sank him was his commitment to amnesty. I think that […]

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After 50 Years, Washington Has Lost the War on Poverty

Written by Gary North on June 5, 2014

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Fifty years ago, LBJ’s speech writer, Richard Goodwin, was asked to strip naked and swim with a naked Lyndon Johnson. Press secretary Bill Moyers, the only LBJ senior staffer who survived the administration with his reputation intact, also had to jump in. He still regales us with his opinions on PBS — the last Wise […]

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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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