Video: How Does Creativity Like This Happen?

Written by Gary North on January 10, 2013

This video is amazing. It’s not just the quality. It’s the creativity. When people are left alone to follow their hunches, wonderful things can happen. Here is the division of labor in a unique application. We never know when an idea will hit. When it does, we should be ready to pursue it. These guys […]

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Retirement Lies People Tell Themselves

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2013

Barry Ritholz has written down 20 lies people tell themselves about our “golden years.” Are you indulging in any of them? Here are the first 10. We can avoid allowing our emotions to impact our thinking and behavior We don’t have many biases that affect the way we perceive the world around us We can […]

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The Four Business Gangs That Run America

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2013

You probably knew about three of them. Economist Jeffrey Sachs lists them, and adds a fourth. 1. The military-industrial (-Washington) complex. 2. The Wall Street-Washington complex 3. The oil-transportation complex. There is a fourth. Guess what it is. If you are stuck, you will understand perfectly when you click the link.

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Budgeting for a Lifestyle Contraction

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2013

I regard survivalism as a legitimate lifestyle that is hedging against a series of events that are unlikely to take place, but which if they ever take place, would place the serious survivalist in a much better position to deal with these events than most others who live in an urban environment. The basic issue […]

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A Bill to Register Buyers of Gold and Silver Coins

Written by Gary North on January 8, 2013

It had to come. It has been introduced in Illinois, the most anti-gun state in the USA. Creates the Precious Metal Purchasing Act. Provides that a person who is in the business of purchasing precious metal shall obtain a proof of ownership, create a record of the sale, and verify the identity of the seller. […]

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Don’t Go into Debt for an MBA

Written by Gary North on January 8, 2013

If your employer foolishly offers to fund a night school MBA, you might consider it. But if you must spend $30,000 to $100,000, skip it. The top schools get $150,000. There are half a dozen that may pay off: Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Stanford, and maybe a few otherwise. These are the diamonds. The rest of […]

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