Ron Paul on Quiet Secession

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2015

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In a speech at the Mises Institute, Ron Paul discussed operational secession. State governments are not enforcing federal rules and regulations. This is a quiet movement. There are no fireworks. But it is happening. The speech was picked up by Buzzfeed. Then Matt Drudge ran it as his lead story: left-hand side. When the federal […]

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Flash! Walmart Can Hire All the People It Wants at Low Wages!

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2015

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Stop the presses! (You remember presses, don’t you?) “Walmart is paying people $9 an hour.” The Leftist press is outraged. “It’s a public relations stunt! It’s not enough!” Doubt me? Click here. Paying $9 an hour is enough to keep workers from quitting. It’s enough to get potential workers filling out job applications forms. If […]

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Undermining John Maynard Keynes

Written by Gary North on February 19, 2015

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I have been writing recently about my proposed Keynes project. I have pointed out that no young economist has taken the bait. Nobody wants to devote a lifetime to refute the central economist of the 20th century. Murray Rothbard would have done a devastating job on Keynes, but he died before he got to the […]

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How to Deal With Leftist Bishops

Written by Gary North on February 19, 2015

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In the United States, the Federal Council of Churches began in 1908. About 5% of the budget was paid for by John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Rockefeller was a major promoter of the social gospel, as was his son. Social gospel economics hit the Roman Catholic Church only after the death of Pope Pius XII. But […]

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S&P 500 Breaks Even After 14 Years, 11 Months

Written by Gary North on February 18, 2015

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The suckers who did not sell the S&P 500 on March 24, 2000 broke even yesterday: February 17. It closed at 2100. On March 24, 2000, the S&P 500 peaked in terms of purchasing power. It closed at 1527. Go to the inflation calculator of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It is here. Type in […]

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How to Teach History Without a Textbook

Written by Gary North on February 18, 2015

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The heart of revisionist history is this: the textbook version of the story is wrong. It may be wrong for simply technical reasons. Maybe certain documents have been suppressed, or lost, or ignored. Maybe the event is far more complex than the textbooks indicate. But in some matters, especially those regarding banking, war, and government […]

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U.S. Government Figures Out That Eggs Are OK for You

Written by Gary North on February 18, 2015

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Remember the warnings against cholesterol — all cholesterol?  “Don’t eat eggs.” I never took that warning seriously. I have eaten at least two eggs a day for 50 years. Usually more like four. Well, it turns out that the government was wrong.  Sorry about that. Foods high in cholesterol may not be bad for your […]

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Free Rides: Bill Clinton’s Perks

Written by Gary North on February 16, 2015

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The stories never end. She hasn’t even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clinton’s baggage derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes? Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile […]

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Apple’s Self-Driving Car

Written by Gary North on February 16, 2015

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It’s coming. When it comes, Uber will win. The taxi companies will lose. The cities that charge a million dollars per cab will lose. No more medallions! By Friday, the Financial Times reported Apple had started hiring employees from the automotive industry for a secretive new research lab. One of those hires includes Johann Jungwirth, […]

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