Paycheck to Paycheck: Don’t Get Fired!

Written by Gary North on April 18, 2015

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Thrift? What’s that? This is the outlook of most Americans. It affects even the high-income crowd. Even wealthier Americans are struggling to save enough for retirement, according to a new survey. The report, released Thursday by SunTrust, found that even among households with incomes of $75,000 or more, roughly a third live paycheck to paycheck […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson: Chapter 2

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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The Broken Window Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines […]

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[Color X] Teenage Girls Give [Color Y] Woman a [Color X] Eye

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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The headline was standard: Teen girls give Pa. woman black eye for ‘shushing’ them in movie theater. They broke her eye socket. But this is called a black eye in medialand’s headlines. Two loud, cursing teenagers did not know how to conduct themselves in a public place. A woman asked them to behave like civilized […]

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The Coase Theorem — My Free Book on “Libertarian” Statism

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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Ronald H. Coase’s 1960 article, “The Problem of Social Cost,” has misled more free market economists than any scholarly article ever published. It has been cited in footnotes more than any other law review article. I published my refutation in 1990. I also refuted Coase’s disciple, Gary Becker. Coase won the Nobel Prize in 1991. […]

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Backfire: Gun-Buying Mania

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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In 2013, President Obama tried to get a few ticky-tacky gun control laws through Congress.  He never even got this through the Senate. Now that effort has backfired, big time. The American firearms industry is as healthy as ever, seeing an unprecedented surge that has sent production of guns soaring to more than 10.8 million […]

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State Pension, Septuple-Dipping: $176,000

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015

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The man would take it if he were not earning over $278,000 a year. As a municipal court judge in Toms River, Damian G. Murray was paid $64,000 last year to hear cases about traffic violations, neighborhood complaints and minor fist fights. But add in six other towns, all paying him between $11,000 and $54,000, […]

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Jail Time for Unmowed Lawn

Posted on April 7, 2015

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Rick Yoes turned himself into the county jail last night in compliance with a warrant issued for his arrest after receiving a fine of $1,700 for having an overgrown lawn in September of last year. Unable to pay the fine Rick took every vacation day he accrued, made arrangements for a replacement, and surrendered himself […]

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