Ammunition Tight, Will Stay Tight

Written by Gary North on May 13, 2013

Ammunition manufacturers are not adding capacity. They think this run on ammo is temporary. So, buyers cannot buy it. The buyers want it. Retail sellers are imposing rationing: limits on purchases. There is no let-up in sight. Ammunition manufacturers are reporting record profits and sales, with increases that number in the double and sometimes triple […]

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One of the Great Hatchet Job Movie Reviews of All Time

Written by Gary North on May 13, 2013

Rex Reed has outdone himself. He is known for hatchet job reviews, but what he did to The Great Gatsby will become the stuff of legend. I have seen two TV “trailers” — why are previews called trailers? — of this movie, and I concluded: “Stinker.” But Reed’s review persuaded me that I had underestimated […]

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Feds Ban Blueprints for All-Plastic 3D Pistol

Written by Gary North on May 10, 2013

The Department of State, ever alert to national security threats, has banned the publication online of blueprints for a one-shot pistol. The pistol can be made at home, if you have a 3D printer. Maybe you saw the video, with the loud music and the stock movies of some World War II bombers. The reason […]

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Unemployment Today: Recession Level

Written by Gary North on May 10, 2013

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Unemployment has fallen, but it is still in recession-level territory. With respect to long-term unemployment (15 weeks to 26 weeks), it is rising fast. To prevent a return to 2008 numbers, the Federal Reserve creates $1 trillion a year to buy government bonds.

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“Butt Out,” 60% of 18 to 34-Year Olds Tell Federal Government

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2013

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Despite a horrendous unemployment rate of 45% for this age group — almost as bad as Spain’s and Greece’s — about 60% of America’s young adults believe that the government should get out of their lives. Even more amazing, half believe that the government is not helping the economy. Two-thirds are favorable to entrepreneurship. These […]

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Gun Violence in the USA Has Declined for 20 Years

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2013

Gun violence has been falling in the United States for two decades. Between 1993 and 2010, the gun homicide rate fell by 49%. The public does not perceive this, thanks to media attention to specific cases of gun violence. Rates for all categories of violence have fallen. This includes gun violence. The same study revealed […]

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