Ron Paul Interviews a Billionaire

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Mark Spitznagel: How could our utterly failed public education system not have something to do with today’s complacency? Of course our system requires a thinking electorate, one that can see through the central planners’ economic mysticism you mentioned. As you know, Ludwig von Mises argued that all governments—even dictatorships—ultimately rest on public opinion. We can […]

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Pay for Big Bankers Has Fallen Since 2007

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2014

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The free market is not alive and well in central bank-protected banking, but it is at least alive. Big banks are cutting back pay scales to employees. William Wright, who runs New Financial, a think-tank, has crunched the numbers on his website. He calculates that disclosed pay at big investment banks has dropped by more […]

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Rescuing “Hitler”: Obama’s Bailout of Assad

Written by Gary North on August 26, 2014

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Syria’s Assad is like Hitler. So said Secretary of State John Kerry in September 2013. Now the U.S. government is about to bail him out in his civil war against ISIS. Three decades ago Saddam Hussein was an ally of the USA. Then the USA declared war on him. Twice. He became “Hitler.” It’s odd. […]

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Video: Bob Hope and Jimmy Cagney Dancing

Written by Gary North on August 26, 2014

Hope was probably 52 when this was filmed. Cagney was 56. They were middle-aged men. This is from The Seven Little Foys (1955). I saw it in a theater. I paid. It was money well spent. (No, I did not ask a girl. When you are 13, and you like this sort of thing, you […]

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“Mission Accomplished” (You Dumb Clucks)

Posted on August 26, 2014

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U.S. special operations forces under the Joint Special Operations Command and U.S. Special Operations Command keep close tabs on the military evolution of ISIS and both its combat and terrorism — called “asymmetric” — capabilities, officials told ABC News. A primary reason is in anticipation of possibly fighting them, which a full squadron of special […]

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The CDC’s Cover-Up On Autism and the MMR Vaccine

Written by Gary North on August 25, 2014

For 13 years, the U.S. government’s Centers for Disease Control covered up the fact of the increased risk for boys receiving the MMR vaccination on schedule. It turns out that the risk is far worse for blacks. One man inside the CDC blew the whistle. He is ashamed that he covered up. I wonder if […]

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Ebola Has Been Underestimated — WHO

Posted on August 25, 2014

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As West Africa’s Ebola toll climbed by another 142 cases and 77 deaths today, the World Health Organization (WHO) conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated and cited a list of reasons for that, from concealment and denial of cases to the closing of treatment centers and clinics. Also today, the WHO’s […]

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Video: How to Teach Economics to Your Teenager

Written by Gary North on August 23, 2014

I teach the economics course for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I thought to myself: “How can I make this easier for me?” Because I am really a great guy, I also thought: “How can I make this understandable for my students?” I did the wise thing. I got Bob Murphy to do the heavy lifting. […]

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Obama Bloviates on ISIS. Then He Goes Golfing.

Written by Gary North on August 22, 2014

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On August 20, as news hit about ISIS’s execution of journalist Jim Foley, President Obama gave a speech at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He said the following. “Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.” The President referred to ISIS as ISIL. “Jim […]

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