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Checkbook Stubs and Social Improvement

Written by Gary North on July 30, 2014

checkbook-stubs

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

Illlegal Aliens

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

Imigration

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

war-on-poverty

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

medicaid

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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Former Head Of Welfare Department Caught In Embezzlement Scandal

Posted on March 8, 2014

Embezzlement

The former Director of the Blackfeet Tribe’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has plead guilty to embezzlement and fraud after stealing nearly $300,000 from the federally funded program. Between 2006, when Sandra Marie Sanderville became director, to her dismissal in 2010, Sanderville devised schemes in which she would overpay TANF beneficiaries, who would […]

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Teen Learns Her Parents Aren’t Going To Pay An Allowance Forever

Posted on March 5, 2014

Rachel-Canning

A New Jersey senior is suing her parents for support and college tuition, claiming they kicked her out of the house. Rachel Canning’s parents though say she left their home last year of her own accord, not wanting to follow their rules, which included keeping a curfew, doing some chores and reconsidering a boyfriend relationship […]

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Has Economic Inequality Increased Since 1897? Probably Not.

Written by Gary North on January 21, 2014

80-20

Many people have heard about the 20-80 rule. This is Pareto’s famous law. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist teaching in Switzerland in the late 19th century. In what remains the most important economics book never translated English, published in 1897, Pareto observed that the distribution of wealth in every European country he examined revealed […]

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