Guns, Badges, and Cartels

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2013

“Does anyone seriously believe that people who are prepared to defy the laws against murder are going to obey laws against owning guns or large-capacity magazines?” — Thomas Sowell I have watched the debate over gun control for almost 50 years. I have heard opponents of gun control invoke this argument. I do not recall […]

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Upside-Down Economic Reporting: Higher Oil Prices Are Good.

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2013

I am always astounded at what passes for economic analysis in the media. This is a recent example. Bloomberg ran a headline: Widening Trade Deficit Signals Improving U.S. Demand: Economy. I see. A trade deficit. Americans are borrowing more from abroad — foreign lenders — to buy things. What kind of things? We read: “The […]

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How NSA Spies on the EU and the UN

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2013

It’s scorpions in the bottle! The bureaucrats thought they were immune. The Edward Snowden revealed the NSA’s schematics to bug the whole bureaucratic bunch. This is from Grant Williams, who in my view offers more chuckles per “I never knew that” revelation than any other financial commentator. Snowden did it again. The European Union building […]

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USA Is #5 in World Economic Competition

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2013

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The World Economic Council in Davos, Switzerland has released its list of nations’ ranking in terms of competitiveness. As always, Switzerland is on top. That’s what peace can do for a nation. Also limited central government, respect for property rights, and low crime. Here are the top nations. At the bottom, also as always, are […]

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Free Luches for All Students in Boston

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2013

The federal government has taken a chunk of taxpayers’ money and handed it over to Boston’s tax-funded schools. The money will be used to supply free lunches for all students. There will be no means-testing. Rich kids will get free meals. Why? So as to avoid the sense of shame in the hearts of poor […]

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Greenwald Uses Pre-Russia Snowden Data to Hammer the NSA Again.

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2013

Expatriate journalist Glenn Greenwald is conducting what Americans like to call the Chinese water torture on the NSA and the U.S. government. (Actually, it was invented in Italy 500 years ago.) Snowden is in Russia. He is under Putin’s gag order. But Greenwald keeps releasing more juicy and highly embarrassing information. This is making the […]

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Drudge Poll: 91% Say “Stay Out of Syria.”

Written by Gary North on September 3, 2013

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“GIVE OBAMA AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SYRIA?” This is not a scientific poll, but Obama’s spinmeisters had better pay attention to it. Obama drew a macho-man line in the sand with his vow to take action if Syria used chemical weapons. Now John Kerry says on Obama’s behalf that Syria’s government used chemical […]

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