Vin Scully Says Goodbye

Written by Gary North on September 24, 2016

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The voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers is retiring after 67 years. Los Angeles had the two best sports announcers ever: Chick Hearn (basketball) and Vin Scully. Hearn was flawless until the very end. He fell off a ladder at age 85 and suffered a fatal concussion. I wrote an obituary: “I Always Wanted to […]

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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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