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Rich People Live Longer. Leftists Are Shocked. Shocked!

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2013

Gary North’s Reality Check The best way to send a leftist into apoplexy is to show that rich people have some advantage that poor people don’t. “Unfair! Unfair! The government must do something about this!” Rich people in the United States have longer life expectancies than poor people do. This information has been available for […]

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Government-Subsidized Transportation: More Demand, Reduced Supply

Written by Gary North on March 11, 2013

In 2012, there were 1.5% more rides on government-subsidized transportation. In response, 80% of all public transportation programs were reduced. This is how government operates at the local level. This information comes from a recent report from the American Public Transport Association. The head of the APTA blames volatile gasoline prices. A 2012 report by […]

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Rev. Jim Wallis’s Little White Lies for Jesus

Written by Gary North on March 8, 2013

Does the end justify the means? Should we fib for Jesus? Are little white lies for the masses OK, if you are pursuing the Social Gospel? Jim Wallis thinks the correct answers are all “yes.” He was approached by producers of the big budget History Channel series, The Bible. He is proud of that show. […]

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Who Will Win the Game of Sequestration Chicken?

Written by Gary North on March 1, 2013

Obama says Congress must raise taxes on the rich. Public opinion polls say most Americans agree. Most Americans are thieves. They want all of the government-provided goodies at someone else’s expense. That is what the welfare state is all about. Speaker of the House Boehner says “no deal. Cut spending.” If he deviates this month, […]

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Marco Rubio’s Fabulous Judy Garland Routine

Written by Gary North on February 13, 2013

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.” The tax increases and the deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class families. It will cost them their raises. It will cost them their benefits. It may even cost some of them their jobs. And it […]

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Liberty Is Making the World Richer. You’re Included.

Written by Gary North on January 31, 2013

“The owl of Minerva flies only at dusk.” I came across that phrase many times over 45 years ago, when I was writing my first book, Marx’s Religion of Revolution (1968). (You can download it for free here.) What does it mean? Wikipedia explains. The nineteenth-century idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel famously noted that […]

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Beating Obamacare: Hospitals Across Borders

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2013

You are stuck with Obamacare if you need health insurance. If you can pay for treatment, you can get treatment far cheaper with no waiting period. Here’s how. No rationing. No standing in line. I like the hospital ship idea. Get on board, sail 200 miles outside the USA, and you get cheap, efficient care. […]

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