Video: Why Congress Ignores Voters

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

This video is excellent on how the special interests buy votes in Congress, and then collect billions of dollars worth of favors. Their return on investment (ROI) is sensational. Meanwhile, voters have no influence. The statistics are here: What’s that? You say were not told this in your high school civics class? Imagine that!

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Free Online Hearing Tests

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

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Men lose their hearing faster than women do. Here is the evidence. I wanted to test my hearing. I looked for online testing sites. I found three good ones. http://www.garynorth.com/snip/1177.htm http://www.garynorth.com/snip/1178.htm http://www.garynorth.com/snip/1179.htm I used a pair of high quality headphones: Denon. These tests involve background noise to cover words or numbers. This way, you get […]

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IOU’s: China Buys Treasury Debt

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

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China, meaning China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — started buying Treasury IOU’s again in March. It purchased $36 billion worth. It now holds over $1.2 trillion in Treasury IOU’s. China has now leaped ahead of Japan as the #1 foreign holder of U.S. government debt. Add Hong Kong to this: another […]

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Chicago Is Going Bankrupt

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

Rahm Emanuel was re-elected Mayor of Chicago. Lucky Rahm! He will get to oversee the official bankruptcy of the city. He will go down as the mayor who took the third largest city in the United States into financial Armageddon. The man who said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” will […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson, Chapter 6

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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Credit Diverts Production He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure (Proverbs 11:15). The older term, surety, is not widely used today. The term today is this: co-sign. The warning is still as valid today as it was in the days of Solomon. Do not […]

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The Bear Market in Oil Is Over

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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On December 16, 2014, I published an article for paid members of my GaryNorth.com site: “Saudi Arabia’s Oil Strategy.” I wrote the following about West Texas intermediate crude oil prices: WTI oil hit $37.51 in February 2009. This was in the midst of a major recession. It was back to $80 by late December. I […]

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Guy Carawan, R.I.P.

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

Guy Carawan died on May 2. He was 87. Sadly, he was suffering from dementia, that terrible disease. Carawan introduced We Shall Overcome to the civil rights movement in the spring of 1960. It had been picked up by the union movement in the late 1940’s. Pete Seeger was one of the early popularizers of […]

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Mises University Seminar: 2015 Registration

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

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It is not easy to get accepted to the free Mises University summer seminar for college students. The key word is “free.” You know the fundamental law of economics: “At zero price, there is greater demand than supply.” A corollary is this: “When the price falls, more is demanded.” This is a $2,000 value. There […]

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