The Economy Is Rigged

Posted on September 24, 2016

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By John Mauldin Yes, the system is rigged, just not in the way that 99% of the people think it is and not by those they think are doing the rigging. Greed is not the reason for the rigging, nor are any of the other usual “follow the money” reasons. We cannot make a convenient […]

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Recessions, Elections, and Republicans: 1945-2016

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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The following chart surveys industrial production in the United States. It was produced by the Federal Bank of St. Louis. The gray vertical bars mark recessions Below, I list those recessions that took place in, or shortly before, Presidential election years. As you will see, except for the 1980 Presidential election, recessions since 1945 have […]

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Video: Hillary’s Parkinson’s Symptoms

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

This video is a very good example of a low-budget presentation that is persuasive. It cost the producer time, not money. At the time that I discovered it, it had received about 25,000 hits. Dr. Tom Woods subsequently found another posting of this video. It had 2.5 million hits. The author stated his case, which […]

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Three Milestones: Ages 20, 30, and 40

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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If you’re not smart by 20, married by 30, or rich by 40, you won’t be. David Graves told me this slogan many years ago, and the more I think about it, the more accurate I think it is. We need milestones as we go through life. It helps if we know whether we are […]

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Legitimacy and Self-Government

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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I have been writing about legitimacy for decades. I recently republished an article I wrote on this in 1997. Liberty flourishes under this environment: self-government under law. Individuals apply the legal principles to their own situations. The general rule is: “Just say no.” When self-government declines in any government — church, family, or state — […]

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Milton Friedman on Non-Compliance with the State

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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In the summer of 1962, I read Milton Friedman’s essay, “Is a Free Society Stable?” It was published in a campus quarterly journal, New Individualist Review. A group of students at the University of Chicago published it. It remains the best campus journal I have ever read. It ceased publication after seven years: April 1961 […]

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If the Power Grid Goes Down

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

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An Oregon state senator sent an email to his constituents this week. It reports on recent drills the state has quietly conducted. More states should do this. Then they should openly report on the findings. Forewarned is forearmed. If the grid ever goes down do to a cyberattack, life in affected communities will change dramatically. […]

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3D Printers vs. Patents

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

We know about 3D printing. It is in its primitive phase. Think about this technology 30 years from now. Of course, your guess will look silly in retrospect — primitive. People invent things. They apply for patents. Governments issue them. They grant a monopoly of manufacture for about 15 years. The inventor can license his […]

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Help Me Monitor Bullying at School

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

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Bullying at schools is widespread. The schools seem unable to put a stop to it. I have written in the past on what kids can do. But few will. I want help in monitoring this phenomenon. If you read about a case of bullying locally, please send me a link to the article. Please summarize […]

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