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Rhetorical Fluke or Providential: “I Have a Dream!”

Written by Gary North on August 28, 2013

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, known as “I Have a Dream.” It deserves careful consideration, because it is widely regarded as the most important speech by a private citizen in American history. The general public does not understand why that speech worked. The general public knows almost nothing about […]

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Housing Vouchers: Equal Opportunity Crime-Sharing

Written by Gary North on August 23, 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has adopted housing vouchers as a way to finance families’ escape from the inner city. The program is described here. It is part of a much larger program. HUD has launched a comprehensive program to move inner-city residents into the suburbs. HUD will do this at taxpayers’ […]

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Do You Know What Your Health Insurance Premiums Will Cost in 2014?

Posted on August 14, 2013

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) is fully enforced on individuals and families next year, a middle-aged, middle-class couple with three children could be hit with a $9,355 hike in their annual health-insurance premiums if their annual household income happens to increase by just $1. Under ACA, all Americans are required […]

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Small Businesses Are Trapped by ObamaCare

Posted on August 9, 2013

Small businesses hoping to avoid the high costs of ObamaCare by switching to part-time employees got some unwelcome news last Thursday, as Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that the Small Business Administration launched a website to explain to employers that the federal government will add up the number of part-time staff employed to […]

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Obama’s Auto Industry Bailouts in 2009: Taxpayers Lose, Big Time

Posted on July 31, 2013

Despite surges in revenue and a catalog of new vehicles produced by the U.S. auto industry, taxpayers are still suffering from the 2009 bailouts, as General Motors (GM) would have to peddle their stock for $95.51 per share for taxpayers to break even, according to a government watchdog report published Wednesday. Even with a 25-percent […]

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Obama, 2012: “I Refused to Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”

Written by Gary North on July 22, 2013

That sounded great in 2912. It doesn’t sound great this year. Obama bailed out the auto companies, as he bragged, but that did not save Detroit. Nothing saved Detroit. Detroit died of politically self-inflicted wounds. It was the welfare state model of America. It therefore went belly-up. Obama kicked the can. The can is now […]

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“You’re Fired. Want to Work Part-Time?”

Written by Gary North on July 19, 2013

Three-quarters of all small business owners say this will be their response to ObamaCare. As Nancy Pelosi famously said: “Are you serious?” They are serious. They will fire people. They will make part-time workers out of full-time workers. They will do whatever it takes to get out from under ObamaCare. This was obvious from day […]

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